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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 31

$2.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 31

652 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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.

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Antibiotics

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

21 of this provider’s 652 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

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

38 of this provider’s 179 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

93% of this provider’s 652 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 75%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$194 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.18M

2012

$1.67M

2013

$2.61M

2014

$2.88M

2015

Number of Claims

9,005

2012

11,511

2013

13,639

2014

14,880

2015

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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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.

R

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

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 HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,524

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

346

patients, 53% of all patients

O 1 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,267

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

182

patients, 28% of all patients

O 2 1
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

896

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

O 10 3 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

676

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

122

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

667

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

199

patients, 31% of all patients

5 17
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

6 16
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

548

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 6
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

8 5
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 11
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

11 29
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

O 12 25
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

Morphine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 3
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 8
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

163

patients, 25% of all patients

16 28
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

17 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

R 18 19
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

19 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

R 20 15
OXYMORPHONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 21 52
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

R 24 13
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

R 25 58
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 34
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

Treats muscle pain and spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

R 27 24
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 32
HYDROMORPHONE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 10 29 74
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 37
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

31 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 26
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
SUBSYS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 84
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 39
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 26
ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 37 46
HYSINGLA ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 10 38 103
CHLORZOXAZONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 39 106
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 38
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Jan. 23, 2012.
  • 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.