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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,654Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
671 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

20,892

2014

21,092

2015

22,654

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 957

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

952

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 869

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

160

patients, 24% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 635

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LATANOPROST 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GENERLAC 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BREO ELLIPTA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GALANTAMINE HBR 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
RESTASIS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

A
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

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 April 1, 2009.
  • 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.