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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,092Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 66

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 66

652 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 652 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 3,640 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$137 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $106 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Mississippi
LISINOPRIL 562 270 1 4
SENSIPAR 532 176 10 2 5
CARVEDILOL 444 196 3 7
RENVELA 427 143 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341 165 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 251 158 6 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 237 141 7 17
SIMVASTATIN 226 135 8 14
CALCIUM ACETATE 218 112 9 8
ALLOPURINOL 202 105 10 12
OMEPRAZOLE 195 82 11 9
GABAPENTIN 189 105 12 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186 132 13 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173 61 14 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143 27 S3 15 6
MEGESTROL ACETATE 139 75 R 16 42
RANITIDINE HCL 116 59 17 50
MINOXIDIL 97 0 18 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 96 18 19 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 84 44 20 10
LOVASTATIN 83 26 21 37
NATEGLINIDE 81 41 22 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74 28 23 27
PREDNISONE 72 41 24 30
CLONIDINE HCL 72 25 24 11
NEXIUM 70 25 26 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70 50 26 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 31 28 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 0 29 29
NIFEDIPINE ER 57 28 30 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 14 31 24
CALCITRIOL 55 44 32 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 43 33 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 26 34 91
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 June 30, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.