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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,252Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.85M

2016

Number of Claims

7,497

2014

6,810

2015

7,252

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
PREDNISONE 1,054

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

408

patients, 45% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 758

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

210

patients, 23% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 694

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

263

patients, 29% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 577

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

239

patients, 27% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 448

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 400

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

157

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

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PILOCARPINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

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CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCHICINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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. 13, 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.