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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,925Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$969K

2014

$1.47M

2015

$1.87M

2016

Number of Claims

3,771

2014

5,011

2015

4,925

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 826

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

147

patients, 25% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 648

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

PREDNISONE 593

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

MELOXICAM 407

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 239

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

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LEFLUNOMIDE 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FORTEO 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ULORIC 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PILOCARPINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

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 Nov. 9, 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.