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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$2.14M

2014

$1.9M

2015

$1.97M

2016

Number of Claims

13,837

2014

13,867

2015

12,697

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 750

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 502

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

CELECOXIB 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

MELOXICAM 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

131

patients, 27% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

VOLTAREN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

116

patients, 24% of all patients

A
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZENPEP 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ENBREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
LEFLUNOMIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
PILOCARPINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FAMCICLOVIR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 2, 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.