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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% 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

$917K

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

5,852

2014

5,831

2015

5,710

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 797

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

156

patients, 34% of all patients

PREDNISONE 767

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

225

patients, 49% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 446

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

NABUMETONE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

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MINOCYCLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ENBREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMIRA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

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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.