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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$885K

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

3,734

2014

3,896

2015

4,220

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
PREDNISONE 664

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

118

patients, 31% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 630

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

112

patients, 30% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 303

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 165

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

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AZATHIOPRINE 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ENBREL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Aug. 1, 2015.
  • 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.