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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,406Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
897 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.5M

2015

$2.12M

2016

Number of Claims

9,013

2014

10,712

2015

11,406

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,230

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

171

patients, 19% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 1,083

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

220

patients, 25% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 1,049

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

912

prescriptions.

167

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 921

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

169

patients, 19% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 659

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

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SULFASALAZINE 516

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

FENTANYL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

XELJANZ 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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METHADONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SAVELLA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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OXYCONTIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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DAPSONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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COLCRYS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PILOCARPINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

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. 10, 2010.
  • 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.