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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
683 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$1.53M

2014

$2.14M

2015

$2.38M

2016

Number of Claims

5,089

2014

6,564

2015

6,708

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
METHOTREXATE 748

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

PREDNISONE 666

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

158

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 551

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 501

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

160

patients, 23% of all patients

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 347

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

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SULFASALAZINE 313

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ENBREL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

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AZATHIOPRINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

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 March 6, 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.