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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,972Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,097 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$2.14M

2014

$2.23M

2015

$2.78M

2016

Number of Claims

17,658

2014

18,738

2015

17,972

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
OXYCODONE HCL 3,354

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

381

patients, 35% of all patients

O 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,878

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

907

prescriptions.

388

patients, 35% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 800

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

179

patients, 16% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 800

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 752

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 715

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

FENTANYL 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METHOTREXATE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PROMETHAZINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LEFLUNOMIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AZATHIOPRINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METHOCARBAMOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SULINDAC 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OPANA ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
AMITIZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

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 March 1, 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.