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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
490 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$1.7M

2014

$2.12M

2015

$2.47M

2016

Number of Claims

11,620

2014

12,459

2015

12,797

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 579

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

103

patients, 21% of all patients

O
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

119

patients, 24% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 483

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

PREDNISONE 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

117

patients, 24% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

FENTANYL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

CELECOXIB 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

ARMOUR THYROID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LEFLUNOMIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ENBREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.