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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,196Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 86 providers in this state and specialty

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 86 providers in this state and specialty

569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Wisconsin
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 407 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$143 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $342 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.33M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

7,982

2014

8,619

2015

8,196

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
PREDNISONE 685

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

145

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 588

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

O 2 4
METHOTREXATE 459

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
TRAMADOL HCL 381

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 5
FENTANYL 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O 5 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

6 20
CELECOXIB 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

7 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 8 18
GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
DULOXETINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

10 13
MELOXICAM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
TOPIRAMATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 39
OXYCODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 13 26
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 14 32
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

15 3
OMEPRAZOLE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

16 14
LYRICA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

17 15
LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

18 45
ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

19 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 28
TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

22 22
ENBREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 23 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

24 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 7
SIMVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 63
COLCHICINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 50
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 36
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 10
MORPHINE SULFATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 31 66
LEFLUNOMIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 8
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 33 69
AZATHIOPRINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 34 19
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 72
VOLTAREN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
NABUMETONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 42
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 37 73
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 41
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.