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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,013Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$867K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$809K

2014

$835K

2015

$867K

2016

Number of Claims

7,987

2014

8,303

2015

9,013

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 496

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

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METHOTREXATE 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

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OMEPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

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CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

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GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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. 19, 2014.
  • 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.