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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,617Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
839 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$1.76M

2014

$2.11M

2015

$1.89M

2016

Number of Claims

7,680

2014

7,441

2015

6,617

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
GABAPENTIN 482

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

185

patients, 22% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 428

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 413

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

192

patients, 23% of all patients

O
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 371

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 354

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

OXAPROZIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

10
NAPROXEN 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% 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 June 6, 2013.
  • 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.