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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,481Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 49

$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 49

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

62% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 201 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

3% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 201 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

97% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 69%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$709K

2012

$790K

2013

$825K

2014

$700K

2015

Number of Claims

12,986

2012

14,153

2013

13,725

2014

13,481

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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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

2,144

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

985

prescriptions.

212

patients, 44% of all patients

O 1 1
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

1,224

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

139

patients, 29% of all patients

2 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,180

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

127

patients, 26% of all patients

3 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,069

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

114

patients, 24% of all patients

O 4 2
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

698

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

O 5 4
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

678

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

6 9
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

468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

R 7 12
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

9 24
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 6
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

299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

R 11 18
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

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

261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

R 12 22
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

13 16
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 31
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

217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

16 52
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

206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

R 18 19
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

R 10 19 50
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 15
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 23 11
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 24 7
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 30
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 39
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 42
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 28
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

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 38
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 32 55
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 33 95
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

34 56
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 Nov. 20, 2008.
  • 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.