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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 53 providers in this state and specialty

$595K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 53 providers in this state and specialty

369 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 150 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

7% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

77% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 71%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$130 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$484K

2014

$613K

2015

$595K

2016

Number of Claims

3,586

2014

4,362

2015

4,574

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 605

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

134

patients, 36% of all patients

O 1 1
TIZANIDINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

O 4 5
TRAMADOL HCL 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 6
LYRICA 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

6 8
TOPIRAMATE 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

6 14
DULOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
OXYCODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 10
FENTANYL 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 3
BACLOFEN 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 4
METHADONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 9
CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

14 24
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 15 12
MORPHINE SULFATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 18
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

17 33
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

18 15
DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

20 22
OXYCONTIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 21 21
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 Aug. 11, 2014.
  • 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.