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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,300Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 88 providers in this state and specialty

$737K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 88 providers in this state and specialty

728 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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 Georgia
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.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 728 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

80% of this provider’s 728 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 87%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$671K

2014

$672K

2015

$737K

2016

Number of Claims

7,227

2014

8,045

2015

9,300

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.

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
TRAMADOL HCL 1,107

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

320

patients, 44% of all patients

O 1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,100

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

175

patients, 24% of all patients

O 2 1
GABAPENTIN 635

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

151

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
OXYCODONE HCL 573

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

O 4 4
TIZANIDINE HCL 570

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

5 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 518

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 2
BACLOFEN 425

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
FENTANYL 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O 8 7
DULOXETINE HCL 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

9 16
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 19
LYRICA 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 12 6
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

14 15
TRAZODONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

15 35
OXYCONTIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 16 14
ONDANSETRON HCL* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

17 46
METHOCARBAMOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

18 32
BUTRANS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
LIDOCAINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

21 23
MORPHINE SULFATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 22 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

23 24
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 12
VOLTAREN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

25 27
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 52
OPANA ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 27 25
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 56
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 Sept. 18, 2007.
  • 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.