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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,693Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
513 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$1.93M

2014

$1.76M

2015

$2M

2016

Number of Claims

15,563

2014

15,544

2015

15,693

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
GABAPENTIN 984

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

156

patients, 30% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 978

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

170

patients, 33% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 976

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

117

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 877

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

155

patients, 30% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 862

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

129

patients, 25% of all patients

O
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 694

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

PREDNISONE 690

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

172

patients, 34% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 611

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

LYRICA 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

SYNTHROID 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ULORIC 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MISOPROSTOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O
COLCHICINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O
SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
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 Nov. 29, 2017.
  • 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.