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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
426 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.5M

2015

$1.94M

2016

Number of Claims

10,087

2014

10,693

2015

11,483

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

CRESTOR 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

PREDNISONE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CREON 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PADS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 27, 2017.
  • 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.