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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,236Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
221 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
RENVELA 502 193
ALLOPURINOL 291 227
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246 142
TORSEMIDE 242 226
CARVEDILOL 236 105
SENSIPAR 233 13
LISINOPRIL 229 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 209 114
FUROSEMIDE 198 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195 78
CALCITRIOL 172 151
DIOVAN 170 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162 92
NIFEDIPINE ER 161 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 150 86
CALCIUM ACETATE 137 61
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 119 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 102 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 95 56
TRAZODONE HCL 92 66
CRESTOR 91 86
GABAPENTIN 91 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 82 78
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 28 S3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77 38
LIPITOR 77 66
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 77 0
NEXIUM 74 58
FAMOTIDINE 67 0
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 62
CYMBALTA 64 63
NAMENDA 59 59
AGGRENOX 59 0
HECTOROL 56 56
PREDNISONE 54 13
ONGLYZA 52 52
ZEMPLAR 51 51
LOVAZA 50 16
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 May 2, 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.