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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,785Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$1.76M

2014

$2.02M

2015

$2.05M

2016

Number of Claims

9,566

2014

9,368

2015

8,785

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.

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
OXYCODONE HCL 1,591

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

180

patients, 30% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 1,005

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

202

patients, 34% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 636

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

O
METHOTREXATE 545

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 539

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 528

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

ENBREL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LYRICA 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMIRA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 Sept. 7, 2007.
  • 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.