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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,512Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$1.78M

2014

$2.09M

2015

$2.37M

2016

Number of Claims

4,295

2014

4,847

2015

4,512

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.

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
METHOTREXATE 580

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 578

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

128

patients, 23% of all patients

PREDNISONE 436

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

PROLIA 301

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

209

patients, 38% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 295

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

122

patients, 22% of all patients

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FOLIC ACID 275

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

ENBREL 225

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 214

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

DEXILANT 160

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FORTEO 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SAVELLA 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MIACALCIN 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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HUMIRA PEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

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 Feb. 20, 2012.
  • 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.