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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
342 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$933K

2014

$992K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

5,110

2014

5,118

2015

5,309

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
TRAMADOL HCL 497

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

89

patients, 26% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 437

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 428

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

106

patients, 31% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 331

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
NABUMETONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HUMIRA PEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

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 July 16, 2008.
  • 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.