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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$2.15M

2014

$2.12M

2015

$2.26M

2016

Number of Claims

6,432

2014

6,581

2015

6,985

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.

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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 624

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 611

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

PREDNISONE 412

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 320

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BUTRANS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

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AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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patients, 3% of all patients

NUVIGIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

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 May 1, 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.