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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,652Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
920 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$1.97M

2014

$2.75M

2015

$3.62M

2016

Number of Claims

9,073

2014

10,391

2015

11,652

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
METHOTREXATE 1,581

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,190

prescriptions.

236

patients, 26% of all patients

PREDNISONE 865

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

201

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 850

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

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LEFLUNOMIDE 661

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

10
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 526

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

10
TRAMADOL HCL 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

ENBREL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCONTIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O
ACTEMRA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 Aug. 18, 2010.
  • 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.