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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,729Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
275 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.82M

2015

$2.36M

2016

Number of Claims

2,890

2014

2,938

2015

2,729

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 323

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

92

patients, 33% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 292

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

72

patients, 26% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 209

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

69

patients, 25% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 191

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

60

patients, 22% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 154

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

49

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

ENBREL 109

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

ACTEMRA 87

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PROLIA 75

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

FORTEO 70

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

ORENCIA* 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% 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 Jan. 20, 2017.
  • 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.