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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,107Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$834K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,332 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$841K

2014

$1M

2015

$834K

2016

Number of Claims

16,123

2014

18,283

2015

16,107

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 7,141

prescriptions, 44% of all prescriptions

3,351

prescriptions.

1,023

patients, 77% of all patients

O 10
GABAPENTIN 1,558

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

310

patients, 23% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,245

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

240

patients, 18% of all patients

O
LYRICA 744

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 673

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

331

patients, 25% of all patients

10
TIZANIDINE HCL 599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 579

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

229

patients, 17% of all patients

10
DULOXETINE HCL 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ENDOCET 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

O
CARISOPRODOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 1% of all patients

BUTRANS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O
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 April 10, 2018.
  • 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.