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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,995Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
865 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$2.09M

2016

Number of Claims

10,561

2014

10,774

2015

10,995

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 and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. 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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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
PREDNISONE 1,257

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

992

prescriptions.

264

patients, 31% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 1,014

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

181

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 854

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

171

patients, 20% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 639

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 516

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

NABUMETONE 439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

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SULFASALAZINE DR 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ETODOLAC 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ULORIC 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PILOCARPINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

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LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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OXAPROZIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

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FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

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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 May 3, 2011.
  • 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.