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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Anesthesiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,335Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$460K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
426 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$393K

2014

$412K

2015

$460K

2016

Number of Claims

4,516

2014

4,519

2015

5,335

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 1,281

prescriptions, 24% of all prescriptions

974

prescriptions.

210

patients, 49% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,032

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

144

patients, 34% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 646

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

126

patients, 30% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LYRICA 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

FENTANYL 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BUTRANS 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ENDOCET 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

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 March 17, 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.