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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,089Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

1,277 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 688 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

94% of this provider’s 1,277 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 84%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$1.6M

2014

$1.67M

2015

$1.57M

2016

Number of Claims

16,869

2014

15,966

2015

16,089

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.

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This provider received at least one payment from a pharmaceutical company related to this drug in 2016. More » This flag only appears for the top 50 most prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare that year.

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 3,982

prescriptions, 25% of all prescriptions

2,168

prescriptions.

560

patients, 44% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 3,501

prescriptions, 22% of all prescriptions

1,890

prescriptions.

443

patients, 35% of all patients

O 10 2 2
GABAPENTIN 854

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

169

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
OXYCODONE HCL 752

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

O 4 4
OXYCONTIN 701

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

O $ 5 10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 689

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

O 6 6
TIZANIDINE HCL 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

7 5
METHADONE HCL 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

O 8 7
LYRICA 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

$ 9 11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

O 10 19
MORPHINE SULFATE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

O 11 20
FENTANYL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

O 12 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

13 16
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

14 12
LIDOCAINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

15 34
TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

O 16 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

17 25
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

18 27
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

19 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

20 45
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

21 13
VOLTAREN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

22 24
OPANA ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 23 31
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

24 23
MOVANTIK 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

24 47
IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

26 26
DOXEPIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 43
NUCYNTA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 28 50
OXYCODONE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 29 52
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

29 14
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

31 35
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 March 28, 2016.
  • 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.