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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,417Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
824 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$3M

2014

$3.15M

2015

$3.82M

2016

Number of Claims

15,140

2014

15,260

2015

16,417

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,548

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

872

prescriptions.

242

patients, 29% of all patients

O
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 835

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

158

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 686

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

146

patients, 18% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 654

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METHOTREXATE 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

PREDNISONE 579

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

208

patients, 25% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

FENTANYL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PILOCARPINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P
SUBOXONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SULINDAC 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
BUPROPION HCL SR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SAVELLA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OPANA ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMIRA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
XELJANZ 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MOVANTIK 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
OTEZLA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 23, 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.