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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,775Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
380 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$2.83M

2014

$3.02M

2015

$3.27M

2016

Number of Claims

15,587

2014

15,661

2015

15,775

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 1,775

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

179

patients, 47% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,212

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

134

patients, 35% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 931

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

105

patients, 28% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 735

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 655

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

OPANA ER 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL ER 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 7% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BUTALB-CAFF-ACETAMINOPH-CODEIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
RIZATRIPTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
OXYMORPHONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O
FENTANYL CITRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

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 June 11, 2008.
  • 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.