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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,101Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
420 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$855K

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

3,618

2014

3,710

2015

4,101

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.

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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 844

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

163

patients, 39% of all patients

PREDNISONE 605

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

119

patients, 28% of all patients

MELOXICAM 260

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 237

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 197

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

ENBREL 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

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LEFLUNOMIDE 148

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

COLCHICINE 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMIRA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

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 June 5, 2015.
  • 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.