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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,113Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
437 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.52M

2015

$1.6M

2016

Number of Claims

3,677

2014

4,022

2015

4,113

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
PREDNISONE 798

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

152

patients, 35% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 627

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

115

patients, 26% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 378

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 294

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

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LEFLUNOMIDE 272

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

ENBREL 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ULORIC 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FORTEO 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

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 June 28, 2012.
  • 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.