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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,563Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
2,173 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$2.93M

2014

$3.5M

2015

$4.24M

2016

Number of Claims

20,654

2014

21,603

2015

22,563

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 2,585

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

2,057

prescriptions.

627

patients, 29% of all patients

10
METHOTREXATE 2,081

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,723

prescriptions.

466

patients, 21% of all patients

10
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 1,744

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,284

prescriptions.

450

patients, 21% of all patients

10
GABAPENTIN 1,177

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

270

patients, 12% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 1,127

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

278

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 991

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

255

patients, 12% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 975

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

222

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LYRICA 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

128

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

126

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

111

patients, 5% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

136

patients, 6% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

119

patients, 5% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

105

patients, 5% of all patients

10
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

132

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

81

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

68

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

68

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MINOCYCLINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

90

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

76

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

118

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

53

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ENBREL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

SAVELLA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

10
CELECOXIB 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

52

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

O
PILOCARPINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

CEVIMELINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

10
LIDOCAINE HCL* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

O
SULFASALAZINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ULORIC 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ETODOLAC ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O
CHLORZOXAZONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMIRA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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 1, 2009.
  • 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.