Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

4,285Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 49 providers in this state and specialty

$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 49 providers in this state and specialty

159 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

More resources »

Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

13 of this provider’s 159 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

More resources »

Opioids

92% of this provider’s 159 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 70%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$115 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$282K

2014

$311K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

3,121

2014

3,500

2015

4,285

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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.

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 636

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

73

patients, 46% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 230

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 16% of all patients

O 2 6
GABAPENTIN 219

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

O 4 2
LYRICA 152

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 21% of all patients

5 8
DESIPRAMINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

35

patients, 22% of all patients

10 6 32
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 18
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 7
FENTANYL 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 9
MORPHINE SULFATE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 28
METHADONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O 11 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

12 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

14 17
NUCYNTA 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 33
OXYCONTIN 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 16 15
OPANA ER 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 17 43
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 15% of all patients

17 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

19 23
DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

20 20
BUTRANS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

O 20 26
ZALEPLON 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

22 46
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

22 12
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

24 13
METHOCARBAMOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 7% of all patients

25 35
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

O 25 4
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 27 49
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 28 31
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 28 51
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 Nov. 5, 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.