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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,436Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
917 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$3.62M

2014

$4.16M

2015

$4.63M

2016

Number of Claims

9,964

2014

9,745

2015

9,436

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.

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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
PREDNISONE 1,992

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

1,620

prescriptions.

478

patients, 52% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 1,176

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,070

prescriptions.

212

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 916

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

176

patients, 19% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 633

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 439

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ENBREL 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

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HUMIRA PEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

XELJANZ 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10
CELECOXIB 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMIRA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ORENCIA* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

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 Dec. 20, 2013.
  • 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.