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Prescriber Checkup » North Carolina » Rheumatology

Top Rheumatology Prescribers in North Carolina

Top Prescribers

Providers are grouped by the primary specialty they listed when applying for a national health ID number. This doesn’t necessarily mean the person has special training or certification. Specialty is self-reported by providers and may have changed. Patients and claims shown are for Medicare Part D only.

Prescriber Claims Filled Total Cost Medicare Part D Patients Claims for Brand Name Drugs Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
PAUL FERRELL MD

Rheumatology

13,673

$799K

584
508 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$58
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

BOB WODECKI MD

Rheumatology

10,870

$1.16M

996
608 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$107
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

DAYTON PAYNE M.D.

Rheumatology

10,406

$2M

744
456 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$193
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

KRISTIN GOWIN M.D.

Rheumatology

9,752

$2.49M

692
437 are 65+

30%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$256
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

NAJEEB GHAUSSY MD

Rheumatology

8,965

$873K

648
346 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$97
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

GARLAND MOELLER MD

Rheumatology

8,859

$1.44M

466
375 are 65+

34%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$163
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

JEFFREY ALLOWAY MD

Rheumatology

8,742

$1.71M

829
545 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$195
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

JILL VARGO M.D.

Rheumatology

8,291

$1.55M

648
494 are 65+

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$186
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

DUNCAN FAGUNDUS MD

Rheumatology

7,790

$1.18M

674
487 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$152
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

NICHOLAS PATRONE MD

Rheumatology

7,061

$873K

736
506 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$124
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

ELLISON SMITH M.D.

Rheumatology

6,971

$1.61M

506
359 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$231
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

AJAY AJMANI MD

Rheumatology

6,530

$1.56M

276
136 are 65+

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$238
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

STEVEN MENDELSOHN M.D.

Rheumatology

6,513

$1.1M

578
397 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$169
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

DOUGLAS METCALF M.D.

Rheumatology

6,316

$1.26M

665
507 are 65+

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$200
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

GEORGE KERNODLE M.D.

Rheumatology

6,073

$740K

639
538 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$122
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

ALDONA ZIOLKOWSKA M.D.

Rheumatology

5,907

$565K

700
516 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$96
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

JAMES BEEKMAN MD

Rheumatology

5,844

$967K

558
436 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$166
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

ROBERT GAY MD

Rheumatology

5,822

$1.59M

519
392 are 65+

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$273
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

FREDERICK TALIP M.D.

Rheumatology

5,434

$863K

576
350 are 65+

26%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$159
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

HELEN HARMON M.D.

Rheumatology

5,226

$1.02M

463
382 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$195
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

JULIO BRAVO M.D.

Rheumatology

5,199

$1.55M

535
357 are 65+

30%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$299
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

RANDAL WHITE M.D.

Rheumatology

5,196

$1.14M

543
396 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$219
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

ANTHONY ANDERSON MD

Rheumatology

5,142

$721K

479
393 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$140
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

SHAILI DEVESHWAR MD

Rheumatology

5,079

$1.13M

592
423 are 65+

28%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$222
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

RONALD CALDWELL M.D.

Rheumatology

4,935

$836K

499
335 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 23%

$169
Average prescription price

Avg: $182

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank