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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$825K

2014

$888K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

5,714

2014

5,233

2015

4,673

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
PREDNISONE 515

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

192

patients, 43% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 459

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

116

patients, 26% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 413

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

101

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 333

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 224

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

COLCHICINE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

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 Oct. 3, 2012.
  • 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.