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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,354Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$2.45M

2014

$3.05M

2015

$2.71M

2016

Number of Claims

5,919

2014

6,342

2015

5,354

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
METHOTREXATE 907

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

195

patients, 29% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 894

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

230

patients, 34% of all patients

PREDNISONE 666

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

194

patients, 29% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 354

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

ENBREL 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

XELJANZ 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMIRA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

REMICADE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 24, 2014.
  • 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.