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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,901Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
846 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$2.76M

2014

$2.93M

2015

$3.1M

2016

Number of Claims

9,617

2014

9,557

2015

9,901

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 1,394

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

239

patients, 28% of all patients

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METHOTREXATE 679

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

172

patients, 20% of all patients

PREDNISONE 564

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

179

patients, 21% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 529

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ENBREL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

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LYRICA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

NABUMETONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
HUMIRA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
ESZOPICLONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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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 Dec. 29, 2015.
  • 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.