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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$862K

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

4,693

2014

5,175

2015

5,258

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. 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
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 1,117

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

867

prescriptions.

243

patients, 43% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 985

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

205

patients, 36% of all patients

PREDNISONE 660

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

192

patients, 34% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 267

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

CEVIMELINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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FORTEO 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

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 March 9, 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.