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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$1.6M

2014

$2.01M

2015

$1.83M

2016

Number of Claims

21,012

2014

13,127

2015

12,738

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
METHOTREXATE 684

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 603

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

132

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

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RISPERIDONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FORTEO 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

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ELIQUIS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

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DIGOX 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

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ENBREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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OXCARBAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 7, 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.