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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,952Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$1.87M

2014

$2.05M

2015

$1.92M

2016

Number of Claims

13,842

2014

12,835

2015

11,952

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
PREDNISONE 627

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

150

patients, 24% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 549

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

124

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Aug. 11, 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.