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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,636Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$591K

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

6,985

2014

7,963

2015

7,636

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.

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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 1,359

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

335

patients, 54% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 758

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

197

patients, 32% of all patients

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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 748

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

174

patients, 28% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 553

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

148

patients, 24% of all patients

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METHOTREXATE 495

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 469

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

126

patients, 20% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SULINDAC 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ENBREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

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 Sept. 5, 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.