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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,403Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$799K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
902 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$803K

2014

$868K

2015

$799K

2016

Number of Claims

8,095

2014

7,844

2015

8,403

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
PREDNISONE 1,412

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

1,202

prescriptions.

273

patients, 30% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 1,193

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,044

prescriptions.

338

patients, 37% of all patients

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METHOTREXATE 848

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

165

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 438

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 434

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

O
PILOCARPINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHOTREXATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENBREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Jan. 3, 2012.
  • 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.