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Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » Virginia » Rheumatology

Top Rheumatology Prescribers in Virginia

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 Schedule Two Schedule Three Dangerous Drugs to Seniors Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
ALBEN GOLDSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

6,200

$558K

236
178 are 65+

30%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 4%

22%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 9%

2%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 24%

$90
Average prescription price

Avg: $132

Sources

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