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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,132Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$2.7M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.83M

2016

Number of Claims

4,911

2014

5,374

2015

6,132

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. 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.

10

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 838

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

141

patients, 43% of all patients

CELECOXIB 373

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 359

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 329

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

68

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ENBREL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

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NABUMETONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O
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 12, 2013.
  • 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.