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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,636Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 88 providers in this state and specialty

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 88 providers in this state and specialty

730 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

0% of this provider’s 367 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 730 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

91% of this provider’s 730 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 87%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$146 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$930K

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

8,748

2014

8,827

2015

8,636

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 3,071

prescriptions, 36% of all prescriptions

1,447

prescriptions.

441

patients, 60% of all patients

O 1 1
NUCYNTA ER 922

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

160

patients, 22% of all patients

O 10 2 28
GABAPENTIN 592

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

156

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
TIZANIDINE HCL 409

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
TRAMADOL HCL 401

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

O 5 8
METHADONE HCL 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O 6 11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 6
NUCYNTA 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 8 45
BACLOFEN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
ROPINIROLE HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

10 39
LYRICA 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

11 9
MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

12 12
BUTRANS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 13 33
FENTANYL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 14 7
OPANA ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 15 25
HYSINGLA ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 10 16 69
TOPIRAMATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

17 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 18 2
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

18 13
MORPHINE SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 20 18
VOLTAREN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

21 27
LIDOCAINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

22 23
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

23 17
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 24 16
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

25 34
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 April 18, 2011.
  • 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.