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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
814 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$1.95M

2014

$2.65M

2015

$3.28M

2016

Number of Claims

7,621

2014

8,618

2015

9,702

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 1,593

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

1,264

prescriptions.

251

patients, 31% of all patients

PREDNISONE 1,045

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

238

patients, 29% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 738

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

10
METHOTREXATE 653

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 620

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

160

patients, 20% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 512

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

146

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 512

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

COLCRYS 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

COLCHICINE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

10
NAPROXEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMIRA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ORENCIA* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ENBREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ACTEMRA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10
CELECOXIB 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
AZATHIOPRINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
XELJANZ 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

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, 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.