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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,785Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,372 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$1.62M

2014

$2.06M

2015

$2.31M

2016

Number of Claims

12,472

2014

13,034

2015

12,785

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.

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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
PREDNISONE 1,684

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,280

prescriptions.

530

patients, 39% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 1,647

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,290

prescriptions.

379

patients, 28% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,540

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,088

prescriptions.

231

patients, 17% of all patients

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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 1,196

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

313

patients, 23% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 705

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

204

patients, 15% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

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ENBREL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

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CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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PILOCARPINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% 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 Jan. 2, 2013.
  • 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.