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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because the provider updated his/her primary specialty after we conducted our analysis. The updated address appears on this page.

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,646Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,439 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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
LOVAZA 2,702 2,225 10
ALLOPURINOL 2,270 1,962 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,474 1,236
ZEMPLAR 1,463 1,342 10
DIOVAN 1,441 1,306 10
AVODART 1,345 1,239
BENICAR 1,332 1,150 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,187 1,092
TAMSULOSIN HCL 971 875
NEXIUM 914 750
NIFEDIPINE ER 865 744 10
GLIPIZIDE XL 828 724 10
JANUVIA 814 697
BYSTOLIC 760 671
SIMVASTATIN 654 597
MICARDIS 649 535 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 600 512
CALCITRIOL 536 482
CRESTOR 533 428
ENABLEX 533 499 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 441 398
HYDRALAZINE HCL 437 384
CHLORTHALIDONE 396 364
EVISTA 388 337
CARVEDILOL 360 295
ULORIC 355 299 10
ATENOLOL 349 303
FINASTERIDE 338 284
ACARBOSE 330 283 10
FUROSEMIDE 330 298
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 311 262
PLAVIX 276 257
LIDODERM 265 200
CLOPIDOGREL 260 245
ACTOS 245 215
OMEPRAZOLE 240 194
VESICARE 234 217
COLCRYS 223 176
PREDNISONE 221 128
RENVELA 199 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 192 162
CALCIUM ACETATE 192 80
WELCHOL 181 142
GLIPIZIDE ER 176 159
ALFUZOSIN HCL 171 162
DIOVAN HCT 171 159
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 158
DEXILANT 155 133
GABAPENTIN 153 139
POTASSIUM CITRATE 152 124
METFORMIN HCL 149 144
TRILIPIX 148 107
AZITHROMYCIN 147 102
SOLARAZE 147 117
LABETALOL HCL 139 97
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 139 121
TERAZOSIN HCL 134 115
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128 105
MEGESTROL ACETATE 126 116 R
SENSIPAR 123 44
SINGULAIR 120 104
HECTOROL 120 105
HYDROCORTISONE 117 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115 109
NAMENDA 108 108
DETROL LA 108 79
LIPITOR 104 90
SINGLE USE SWAB 104 86
TRICOR 104 104
LISINOPRIL 98 84
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 98 92 R
PRANDIN 97 63
ONGLYZA 93 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 73
CREON 89 72
TEKTURNA 88 78
GLIPIZIDE 87 79
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 87 71
BENICAR HCT 86 70
GLYBURIDE 85 74 R
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 66
JALYN 82 78
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 71
FLECTOR 78 60
VOLTAREN 75 65
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 74 60
FOSRENOL 71 0
RAMIPRIL 70 70
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 68 26
NEPHPLEX RX 66 52 10
RAPAFLO 58 58
RIVASTIGMINE 57 57
AMMONIUM LACTATE 55 46
JANUMET 55 36
LIDOCAINE 55 43
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 55 55
AVAPRO 54 41
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 43
CELEBREX 50 46
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 Aug. 29, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.