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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,727Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
666 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% 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

$1.84M

2014

$2.45M

2015

$2.87M

2016

Number of Claims

6,558

2014

6,938

2015

7,727

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 1,092

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

219

patients, 33% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 924

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

164

patients, 25% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 655

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 426

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 367

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

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ENBREL 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ULORIC 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

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DICLOFENAC SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

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NABUMETONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

COLCHICINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMIRA 50

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 June 20, 2017.
  • 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.