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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 39 providers in this state and specialty

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 39 providers in this state and specialty

1,801 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

1% of this provider’s 1,801 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

95% of this provider’s 1,801 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 77%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$50.3K

2014

$708K

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

755

2014

10,056

2015

16,268

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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O

An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 4,064

prescriptions, 25% of all prescriptions

1,992

prescriptions.

907

patients, 50% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,942

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

489

patients, 27% of all patients

O 2 2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,313

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

345

patients, 19% of all patients

O 3 5
GABAPENTIN 1,089

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

301

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
OXYCODONE HCL 907

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

253

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 6
FENTANYL 849

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

200

patients, 11% of all patients

O 6 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 770

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

203

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
LYRICA 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

104

patients, 6% of all patients

8 9
TRAMADOL HCL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

O 9 7
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

92

patients, 5% of all patients

10 10
DULOXETINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

11 16
ALPRAZOLAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

12 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

81

patients, 4% of all patients

13 35
OXYCONTIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

O 14 12
MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

15 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

16 15
BACLOFEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

17 13
VOLTAREN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

92

patients, 5% of all patients

18 27
CLONAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

19 17
LIDOCAINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

20 33
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

O 21 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 1% of all patients

22 14
OPANA ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

O 23 22
CELECOXIB 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

23 30
METHOCARBAMOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

25 20
TRAMADOL HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

O 26 42
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

O 27 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

28 34
METHADONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

O 29 24
CARISOPRODOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

30 31
TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

31 25
MORPHINE SULFATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 23
DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

33 19
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

34 38
ONDANSETRON HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

35 51
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

36 18
AMITIZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

37 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 37 64
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 31, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.