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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,747Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$7.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
808 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$3.36M

2014

$5.69M

2015

$7.16M

2016

Number of Claims

11,367

2014

12,797

2015

12,747

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
METHOTREXATE 3,242

prescriptions, 25% of all prescriptions

1,928

prescriptions.

568

patients, 70% of all patients

10
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 2,395

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

1,313

prescriptions.

466

patients, 58% of all patients

10
PREDNISONE 844

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

230

patients, 28% of all patients

LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 844

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 589

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

ENBREL 589

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

10
HUMIRA PEN 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

10
LEFLUNOMIDE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMIRA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ORENCIA* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PILOCARPINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOTREXATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

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LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

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INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 March 28, 2017.
  • 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.