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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,941Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
601 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.58M

2016

Number of Claims

4,914

2014

4,813

2015

4,941

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
PREDNISONE 1,031

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

913

prescriptions.

238

patients, 40% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 893

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

166

patients, 28% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 540

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

138

patients, 23% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 202

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

ENBREL 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NABUMETONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
AZATHIOPRINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

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 Oct. 28, 2010.
  • 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.