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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,424Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
360 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$881K

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

2,668

2014

2,985

2015

3,424

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.

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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 439

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

97

patients, 27% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

78

patients, 22% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

77

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 269

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

PREDNISONE 213

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 168

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

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CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ENBREL 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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LEFLUNOMIDE 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

REMICADE 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

OTREXUP 53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% 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 July 12, 2013.
  • 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.