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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,095Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$6.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$5.06M

2014

$5.59M

2015

$6.4M

2016

Number of Claims

22,389

2014

21,915

2015

19,095

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
TRAMADOL HCL 1,120

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

307

patients, 20% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 1,081

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

228

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 1,053

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

197

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,034

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

169

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METHOTREXATE 991

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

221

patients, 15% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 813

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

195

patients, 13% of all patients

PREDNISONE 750

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

255

patients, 17% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

109

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

139

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

ENBREL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

SULINDAC 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

10
AZATHIOPRINE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

10
LYRICA 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ORENCIA* 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

10
OMEPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ACTEMRA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

DIFLUNISAL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

10
ULORIC 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

XELJANZ 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMIRA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SAVELLA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CIMZIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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. 23, 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.