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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,456Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,009 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$2.5M

2014

$2.76M

2015

$2.88M

2016

Number of Claims

22,580

2014

23,413

2015

23,456

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.

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,314

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,205

prescriptions.

298

patients, 30% of all patients

O
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 1,998

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,257

prescriptions.

354

patients, 35% of all patients

10
TIZANIDINE HCL 1,127

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

211

patients, 21% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 700

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METHOTREXATE 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

FENTANYL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PROMETHAZINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PILOCARPINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CEVIMELINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

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CARISOPRODOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

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 Feb. 3, 2017.
  • 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.