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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,283Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$412K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
228 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$291K

2014

$312K

2015

$412K

2016

Number of Claims

3,273

2014

4,345

2015

5,283

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 1,198

prescriptions, 23% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

153

patients, 67% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 701

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

83

patients, 36% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 339

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 20% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM 246

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

58

patients, 25% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 24% of all patients

BACLOFEN 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 21% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

56

patients, 25% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LYRICA 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 36

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O
TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

O
BUTALBITAL-ASPIRIN-CAFFEINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 10
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
DOXEPIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
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 May 4, 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.