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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,678Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$354K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$701K

2014

$523K

2015

$354K

2016

Number of Claims

12,913

2014

10,524

2015

7,678

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.

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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,234

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

204

patients, 40% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,121

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

174

patients, 34% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 775

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

108

patients, 21% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 484

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 480

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 407

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 359

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

BACLOFEN 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CARISOPRODOL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 14, 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.