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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,305Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$594K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$648K

2014

$762K

2015

$594K

2016

Number of Claims

3,837

2014

5,180

2015

5,305

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,076

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

202

patients, 38% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 453

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 377

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 312

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

LYRICA 240

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

NUCYNTA 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BUTRANS 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARTEMIS XR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 10
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 May 4, 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.