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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,481Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$6.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,040 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$3.79M

2014

$4.94M

2015

$6.35M

2016

Number of Claims

10,948

2014

9,936

2015

9,481

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.

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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
CELECOXIB 834

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 739

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 609

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

239

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 529

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

PROLIA 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

229

patients, 22% of all patients

10
VOLTAREN 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

CIMZIA 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

10
PREDNISONE 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

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DEXILANT 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CREON 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

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LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SULFASALAZINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FORTEO 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
XELJANZ 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

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 23, 2011.
  • 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.