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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,406Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$922K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
83% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

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

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category
NAMENDA 690 653 46
FUROSEMIDE 660 655* 71
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 650 635 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 483 472 62
GABAPENTIN 459 310 85
LISINOPRIL 440 424 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 436 401 79
OMEPRAZOLE 414 409* 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 401 396* 47
SIMVASTATIN 376 358 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 374 347 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 367 315 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 359 342 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 353 335 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 348 331 33 A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344 324 58
TRAMADOL HCL 324 298 85
OXYCODONE HCL 289 155 58 S2
TRAZODONE HCL 282 282 41
MIRTAZAPINE 277 259 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261 197 61 S3
FENTANYL 216 150 39 S2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190 190 22
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 190 185* 63
OXYCONTIN 185 110 30 S2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 178 178 51
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 130 32 S2
OLANZAPINE 159 159 16 A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 158 13
FAMOTIDINE* 157 152* 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150 145* 31
CLOPIDOGREL 147 142* 23
CYMBALTA 138 133* 11
RISPERIDONE 134 122 20 A
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 128* 28
ENULOSE 131 126* 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130 115 25
MELOXICAM 126 99 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 124 124 15
NYSTOP 123 118* 41
METFORMIN HCL 116 111* 16
LYRICA 115 69 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 108* 14
TRAVATAN Z 110 110 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 107 16
LORAZEPAM 106 101* 35 B
BACLOFEN 104 42 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL 104 99* 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 62 24 S2
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 95 95 14
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95 19 16 S2
CLOZAPINE 93 <11 <11 A
TORSEMIDE 92 92 15
LIDODERM 90 85* 35
KLOR-CON M20 89 84* 21
PREDNISONE 89 84* 28
SERTRALINE HCL 88 83* 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 <11 <11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 81 <11 <11 S2
LATANOPROST 80 80 13
DIGOX 77 77 13
RIVASTIGMINE 76 <11 <11
AVELOX 75 70* 45
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73 45 51
DIAZEPAM 73 22 14 B
VOLTAREN 72 67* 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 66* 37
GALANTAMINE HBR 71 <11 <11
LANTUS 69 <11 <11
DIOVAN 69 <11 <11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 <11 <11
LEVEMIR 68 63* 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67 43 14
GLIPIZIDE ER 66 <11 <11
LIDOCAINE HCL* 65 41 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 <11 <11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61 <11 <11
ATENOLOL 60 60 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 <11 <11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 52* 15
EXELON 57 <11 <11
VESICARE 57 <11 <11
FINASTERIDE 56 <11 <11
NAMENDA XR 56 51* 12
CEFTRIAXONE* 55 55 34
AVODART 53 <11 <11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 52 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 52 12 14
DILTIAZEM ER 52 <11 <11
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 <11 <11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 <11 <11
ZETIA 50 <11 <11
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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.