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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,508Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
713 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$1.47M

2014

$2.04M

2015

$2.36M

2016

Number of Claims

4,812

2014

5,292

2015

5,508

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
TRAMADOL HCL 625

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

267

patients, 37% of all patients

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CELECOXIB 520

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

193

patients, 27% of all patients

MELOXICAM 347

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 263

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

VOLTAREN 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FORTEO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% 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 April 21, 2008.
  • 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.