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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$689K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$604K

2014

$579K

2015

$689K

2016

Number of Claims

7,583

2014

7,540

2015

7,781

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.

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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 810

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

120

patients, 26% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 758

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

125

patients, 27% of all patients

PREDNISONE 463

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 437

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

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NABUMETONE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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PILOCARPINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 April 16, 2018.
  • 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.