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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,045Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 124 providers in this state and specialty

$777K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 124 providers in this state and specialty

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 214 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

15% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

83% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 48%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$154 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$179K

2014

$500K

2015

$777K

2016

Number of Claims

1,485

2014

3,716

2015

5,045

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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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
OXYCODONE HCL 814

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

124

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 570

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

110

patients, 24% of all patients

O 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 481

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 339

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 10
GABAPENTIN 331

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
FENTANYL 280

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

O 6 12
OXYCONTIN 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 15
TIZANIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 5
LYRICA 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 24
HYDROMORPHONE ER 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 12 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

14 17
CEPHALEXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

A 15 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

16 34
METHADONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 17 19
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

18 42
MORPHINE SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O 19 84
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 Jan. 9, 2017.
  • 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.