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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,820Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
572 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% 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

$1.9M

2014

$2.03M

2015

$2.08M

2016

Number of Claims

11,606

2014

11,681

2015

11,820

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,277

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

214

patients, 37% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 525

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

123

patients, 22% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METHOTREXATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ENBREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEFLUNOMIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ETODOLAC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

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 Feb. 1, 2015.
  • 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.