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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,666Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,200 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$3.8M

2014

$4.24M

2015

$4.93M

2016

Number of Claims

26,937

2014

34,686

2015

37,666

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,901

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,879

prescriptions.

494

patients, 41% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,581

prescriptions.

235

patients, 20% of all patients

NEXIUM 1,261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,261

prescriptions.

178

patients, 15% of all patients

CREON 1,218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,213

prescriptions.

255

patients, 21% of all patients

10
METFORMIN HCL 996

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

991

prescriptions.

169

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 979

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

952

prescriptions.

230

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 933

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

933

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 922

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

168

patients, 14% of all patients

MELOXICAM 880

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

282

patients, 24% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 744

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

DEXILANT 631

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 524

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 519

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

262

patients, 22% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

BENICAR 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

LYRICA 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

VASCEPA 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

190

patients, 16% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PROLIA 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

146

patients, 12% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

RESTASIS 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZENPEP 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AZOR 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ECONAZOLE NITRATE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXTROSE IN LACTATED RINGERS 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11
FORTEO 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PATADAY 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

REMICADE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
CEFTRIAXONE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
NASONEX 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ACYCLOVIR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LOVAZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PREMARIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 May 20, 2014.
  • 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.