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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,842Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 39

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 39

1,953 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Kentucky
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

77% of this provider’s 1,953 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 46%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 1,953 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 39%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Kentucky
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,488 615 639 S3 1 1
GABAPENTIN 1,624 287 443 2 3
OXYCODONE HCL 1,529 225 471 S2 3 4
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,460 236 448 S2 4 6
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,395 313 441 S2 5 2
METHADONE HCL 1,007 179 279 S2 6 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 942 107 295 7 5
FENTANYL 748 162 238 S2 8 9
OXYCONTIN 408 72 121 S2 9 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 391 97 143 S2 10 7
OPANA ER 256 35 95 S2 11 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 248 66 79 12 19
MELOXICAM 246 30 89 13 15
LYRICA 216 21 64 14 14
TOPIRAMATE 212 29 55 15 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 210 24 88 R 16 11
ENDOCET 210 37 96 S2 16 20
BACLOFEN 209 17 64 18 16
LIDODERM 158 35 58 19 32
TRAMADOL HCL 154 42 47 20 13
PROMETHAZINE HCL 148 22 56 R 21 31
TRAZODONE HCL 140 25 43 22 29
NAPROXEN 113 31 42 23 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113 <11 39 R 23 25
IBUPROFEN 105 <11 37 25 23
LACTULOSE 100 27 41 26 44
CLONAZEPAM 94 24 37 B 27 17
METHOCARBAMOL 92 <11 30 R 28 24
CYMBALTA 81 16 21 29 22
VOLTAREN 76 <11 36 30 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 16 19 31 42
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 69 23 31 S2 31 53
OMEPRAZOLE 67 <11 20 33 41
DIAZEPAM 67 26 23 B 33 12
MORPHINE SULFATE 61 19 19 S2 35 27
ALPRAZOLAM 54 <11 20 B 36 18
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 May 16, 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.