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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,090Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
716 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$2.52M

2014

$3.11M

2015

$3.28M

2016

Number of Claims

7,979

2014

7,439

2015

6,090

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
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 652

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 598

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

149

patients, 21% of all patients

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 503

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METHOTREXATE 443

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

197

patients, 28% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 374

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

PREDNISONE 344

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

153

patients, 21% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

COSENTYX PEN (2 PENS) 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

10
OMEPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ENBREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMIRA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ORENCIA* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

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 Aug. 26, 2011.
  • 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.