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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,407Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 26 providers in this state and specialty

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 26 providers in this state and specialty

1,057 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

38 of this provider’s 1,057 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

52% of this provider’s 1,057 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$126 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $276 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$858K

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

8,518

2014

9,389

2015

9,407

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
TRAMADOL HCL 1,040

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

305

patients, 29% of all patients

O 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,034

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

229

patients, 22% of all patients

O 2 5
PREDNISONE 989

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

327

patients, 31% of all patients

3 1
METHOTREXATE 837

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

180

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 819

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

219

patients, 21% of all patients

5 6
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

6 3
LEFLUNOMIDE 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

7 8
ALLOPURINOL 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 34
DULOXETINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

11 27
TIZANIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
LYRICA 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

13 15
MELOXICAM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

14 7
CLONAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

15 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

16 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

17 21
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

18 32
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

19 19
HUMIRA PEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

20 14
BUPROPION XL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

21 65
SULFASALAZINE DR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

22 38
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

23 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 24 68
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

25 24
NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

27 31
SULFASALAZINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 20
CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

29 16
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 57
ENBREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 31 17
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

31 26
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 Aug. 23, 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.