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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,583Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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.

85 of this provider’s 695 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

73% of this provider’s 695 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 75%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$113 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$1.76M

2016

Number of Claims

16,974

2014

17,223

2015

15,583

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
OXYCODONE HCL 791

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

154

patients, 22% of all patients

O 1 4
GABAPENTIN 728

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

163

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
OXYCONTIN 614

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 9
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

145

patients, 21% of all patients

O 4 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

O 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

7 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

9 28
SIMVASTATIN 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

10 30
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

O 11 26
OMEPRAZOLE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

12 38
FUROSEMIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

13 30
LYRICA 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

13 7
LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

15 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

16 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
METFORMIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

19 44
FENTANYL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

O 20 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

21 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

22 49
TRAMADOL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

23 52
DULOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

23 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

27 34
OPANA ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O 28 40
MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

28 14
CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 59
SUBOXONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 64
MIRTAZAPINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 65
PENTOXIFYLLINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

35 66
CLONIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 67
NEXIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 13
RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 70
ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 74
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 35
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

47 45
AMITIZA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 78
SUCRALFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 79
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 19
KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 51 80
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 47
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 54 85
METHOCARBAMOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 39
EMBEDA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 55 67
OXYCODONE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 55 56
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 90
HYSINGLA ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 59 93
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 60 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 61 95
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 96
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 99
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 Dec. 13, 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.