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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,315Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$2.88M

2014

$3.93M

2015

$3.96M

2016

Number of Claims

13,101

2014

13,677

2015

13,315

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. 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,129

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

138

patients, 31% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 834

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 794

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

102

patients, 23% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

NUCYNTA ER 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10
GABAPENTIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

LYRICA 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

FENTANYL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O
SUBOXONE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
NUCYNTA 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPRENORPHINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PROMETHAZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

BUTRANS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVORPHANOL TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 10
DRONABINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P
HYDROMORPHONE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OPANA ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O
LAMOTRIGINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
SEROQUEL XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
MODAFINIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
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 Sept. 14, 2015.
  • 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.