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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,423Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$650K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
170 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$445K

2014

$583K

2015

$650K

2016

Number of Claims

5,212

2014

5,753

2015

6,423

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 HCL 1,030

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

99

patients, 58% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 576

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

61

patients, 36% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 559

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

98

patients, 58% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 524

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

49

patients, 29% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 465

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

80

patients, 47% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 18% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

OPANA ER 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METHOCARBAMOL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

FENTANYL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 8% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 9% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<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. 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 Aug. 14, 2014.
  • 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.