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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,855Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$1.59M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

12,014

2014

11,906

2015

11,855

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. 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 1,336

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,112

prescriptions.

232

patients, 33% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 1,223

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,018

prescriptions.

195

patients, 28% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 642

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 572

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
ENBREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMIRA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Dec. 9, 2010.
  • 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.