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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,628Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 22

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 22

421 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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 Hawaii
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,270 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 34%.

Prescription Price

$142 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $149 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 Hawaii
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 486 361 1 2
RENVELA 443 157 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 417 348 3 3
CARVEDILOL 361 218 4 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 353 242 5 4
SENSIPAR 316 94 6 5
LISINOPRIL 304 220 7 6
ALLOPURINOL 270 231 8 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239 232 9 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 202 160 10 23
COREG CR 154 114 11 33
SIMVASTATIN 146 63 12 12
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 130 103 13 30
DIOVAN 113 76 14 31
CALCIUM ACETATE 109 37 15 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 105 61 16 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 102 17 14
ZEMPLAR 87 70 18 21
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 86 43 19 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 85 72 20 37
SPS 83 69 21 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 68 22 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 68 50 23 22
JANUVIA 67 48 24 34
CLOPIDOGREL 66 34 25 53
LOVASTATIN 65 61 26 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 39 26 40
EXFORGE 63 53 28 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63 51 28 20
DIOVAN HCT 60 60 30 55
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 60 39 30 55
PREDNISONE 59 18 32 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 28 S3 33 58
FELODIPINE ER 56 56 33 15
FAMOTIDINE 51 36 35 26
COLCRYS 51 32 35 62
RENAGEL 50 14 37 64
OMEPRAZOLE 50 27 37 35
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 March 31, 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.