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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,273Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,048 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$2.05M

2014

$2.46M

2015

$3.52M

2016

Number of Claims

11,427

2014

11,958

2015

13,273

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.

A

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.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
PREDNISONE 1,954

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,432

prescriptions.

320

patients, 31% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 1,395

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,033

prescriptions.

242

patients, 23% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 1,025

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

213

patients, 20% of all patients

O
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 918

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 683

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

MELOXICAM 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

CELECOXIB 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

ENBREL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HUMIRA PEN 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ETODOLAC 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
AZATHIOPRINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CEVIMELINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Sept. 9, 2013.
  • 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.