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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,541Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.33M

2015

$1.95M

2016

Number of Claims

3,566

2014

4,028

2015

4,541

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
METHOTREXATE 644

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

177

patients, 30% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 365

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 276

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

PREDNISONE 238

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

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SULFASALAZINE DR 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FORTEO 117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

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SULFASALAZINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

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 July 31, 2012.
  • 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.