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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,328Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$785K

2014

$868K

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

5,934

2014

5,789

2015

6,328

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
PREDNISONE 1,184

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

991

prescriptions.

202

patients, 31% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 567

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

MELOXICAM 495

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 371

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 367

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LEFLUNOMIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 May 15, 2008.
  • 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.