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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,193Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$5.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$4.23M

2014

$4.35M

2015

$5.07M

2016

Number of Claims

10,671

2014

10,133

2015

10,193

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
OXYCODONE HCL 1,378

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

132

patients, 34% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,195

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

138

patients, 35% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 883

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

93

patients, 24% of all patients

O 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 593

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

84

patients, 21% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

O
CARISOPRODOL 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TEMAZEPAM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

SUBSYS 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

HYSINGLA ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

EMBEDA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
HYDROMORPHONE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O
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 Jan. 28, 2016.
  • 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.