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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,594Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$851K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

5,500

2014

5,742

2015

5,594

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
PREDNISONE 1,168

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

994

prescriptions.

275

patients, 49% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 759

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

167

patients, 30% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 386

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 360

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 258

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

NABUMETONE 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

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TIZANIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ETODOLAC 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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ENBREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

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 Oct. 12, 2017.
  • 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.