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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,513Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
977 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$2.5M

2014

$3.15M

2015

$3.1M

2016

Number of Claims

11,391

2014

11,106

2015

11,513

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,346

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 1,174

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

357

patients, 37% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 1,140

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

271

patients, 28% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 1,109

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

232

patients, 24% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 799

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

183

patients, 19% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

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LEFLUNOMIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

METHOTREXATE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

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SULFASALAZINE DR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ENBREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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patients, 2% of all patients

LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

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TIZANIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ORENCIA* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

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 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.