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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,374Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$519K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
929 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$217K

2012

$361K

2013

$425K

2014

$519K

2015

Number of Claims

4,179

2012

7,077

2013

7,872

2014

9,374

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

2,556

prescriptions, 27% of all prescriptions

1,036

prescriptions.

456

patients, 49% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

1,299

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

243

patients, 26% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,024

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

326

patients, 35% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

658

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

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

541

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

O
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

510

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

165

patients, 18% of all patients

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

435

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

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

299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O
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

267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

O
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

149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

R
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

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 Dec. 17, 2013.
  • 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.