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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,193Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 694 583
WARFARIN SODIUM 642 530
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 631 417 S3
PREDNISONE 519 384
FUROSEMIDE 378 321
METHOTREXATE 377 253
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 330 278
LISINOPRIL 319 267
CITALOPRAM HBR 294 257
SIMVASTATIN 288 256
HYDRALAZINE HCL 260 220
OMEPRAZOLE 258 171
SPIRONOLACTONE 221 189
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219 170
NIFEDIPINE ER 196 132
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179 133 S2
GABAPENTIN 173 123
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169 165
TRAMADOL HCL 164 110
DONEPEZIL HCL 157 154
FENTANYL 156 114 S2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 107
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 152 100
CRESTOR 150 121
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 116
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129 121
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 93
METFORMIN HCL 119 83
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 118 36 S2
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 90
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 104 97
ATENOLOL 102 101
LEVOFLOXACIN 102 90
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 102 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93 89
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 40 R
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86 86
NAMENDA 86 86
DIOVAN HCT 83 73
GEMFIBROZIL 80 70
RANITIDINE HCL 79 51
NEXIUM 78 37
CYMBALTA 76 55
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 67 32
SERTRALINE HCL 66 58
KLOR-CON M20 64 52
NIFEDICAL XL 62 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 27 R
PLAVIX 59 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 29
HUMIRA 58 32
ACTOS 57 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 51
DIOVAN 57 57
LACTULOSE 56 43
AZITHROMYCIN 56 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 32
OXYCODONE HCL 54 25 S2
LANTUS 53 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 36
FLUCONAZOLE 52 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 32
SPIRIVA 52 50
GENERLAC 52 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 51
BACLOFEN 51 27
LATANOPROST 51 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 47
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Feb. 6, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.