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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,138Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
378 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$2.67M

2014

$3.14M

2015

$3.48M

2016

Number of Claims

7,776

2014

7,976

2015

8,138

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.

P

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 381

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

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METHOTREXATE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

ENBREL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

CELECOXIB 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMIRA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% 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 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 March 13, 2015.
  • 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.