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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,736Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$1.75M

2014

$1.69M

2015

$2.23M

2016

Number of Claims

7,224

2014

6,020

2015

5,736

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
METHOTREXATE 593

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

182

patients, 38% of all patients

PREDNISONE 478

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

155

patients, 33% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 438

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

110

patients, 23% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 425

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

124

patients, 26% of all patients

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DICLOFENAC SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

117

patients, 25% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 289

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 284

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

CELECOXIB 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

PILOCARPINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

METHOTREXATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ENBREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 May 20, 2016.
  • 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.