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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,843Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

$2.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

837 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 837 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

67% of this provider’s 837 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 29%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$164 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $374 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$2.72M

2014

$2.69M

2015

$2.6M

2016

Number of Claims

15,679

2014

15,477

2015

15,843

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,268

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

272

patients, 32% of all patients

O 1 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 10
PREDNISONE 588

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

183

patients, 22% of all patients

3 3
METHOTREXATE 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

O 6 16
MELOXICAM 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

7 8
ALPRAZOLAM 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

8 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

9 25
OXYCODONE HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 9
FENTANYL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 22
OXYCONTIN 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 31
TIZANIDINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

13 19
DULOXETINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
LYRICA 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

16 5
TRAMADOL HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 6
DIAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

18 52
OMEPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

20 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

21 26
TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

22 34
CELECOXIB 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
PROMETHAZINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 49
SULFASALAZINE DR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
TRAMADOL HCL ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 63
ONDANSETRON HCL* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

27 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 59
LEFLUNOMIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 7
CLONAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 42
MORPHINE SULFATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 31 53
LISINOPRIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 35
LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 40
DOXEPIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 93
CARISOPRODOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 72
SULFASALAZINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 96
FUROSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 36
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 97
TEMAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

43 100
AZATHIOPRINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 23
METHADONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 45 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 102
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

47 71
TOPIRAMATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 44
FLUCONAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

50 105
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 108
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 18
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 53 110
SIMVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 53 46
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 53 110
NABUMETONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 45
LIDOCAINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 114
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 58 116
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 58 116
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 119
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 61 89
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 61 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 60
ARIPIPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 64 125
ONDANSETRON ODT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 125
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.