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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,036Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
698 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.74M

2016

Number of Claims

8,831

2014

7,430

2015

7,036

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
TRAMADOL HCL 692

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

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METHOTREXATE 474

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 401

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

PREDNISONE 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ENBREL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 Feb. 11, 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.