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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

4,166

2014

4,863

2015

5,550

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.

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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
METHOTREXATE 777

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

160

patients, 32% of all patients

PREDNISONE 726

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

175

patients, 35% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 380

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

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CELECOXIB 213

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

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SULFASALAZINE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

ENBREL 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

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AZATHIOPRINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

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 Nov. 28, 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.