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Prescriber Checkup

Top Nephrology Prescribers in Massachusetts

Top Prescribers

Providers are grouped by the primary specialty they listed when applying for a national health ID number. This doesn’t necessarily mean the person has special training or certification. Specialty is self-reported by providers and may have changed. Patients and claims shown are for Medicare Part D only.

Prescriber Claims Filled Total Cost Medicare Part D Patients Claims for Brand Name Drugs Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
DAVID SHIH MD

Nephrology

12,343

$1.24M

570
410 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$100
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

MARTIN GELMAN M.D.

Nephrology

7,780

$664K

317
248 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$85
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

LESLIE FANG MD

Nephrology

7,281

$634K

499
438 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$87
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

EDUARDO HADDAD MD

Nephrology

6,787

$710K

313
218 are 65+

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$105
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

SLAWOMIR PAJAK M.D.

Nephrology

6,436

$324K

453
371 are 65+

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$50
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

MICHAEL GERMAIN MD

Nephrology

6,307

$1.24M

388
172 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$197
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

PAULINE CHAO MD

Nephrology

5,033

$332K

283
257 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$66
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

MICHAEL LANDMAN M.D.

Nephrology

4,656

$496K

249
190 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$107
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

SEBASTIAN SEPULVEDA MD

Nephrology

3,954

$280K

419
298 are 65+

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$71
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

BARBARA GRECO MD

Nephrology

3,881

$593K

351
188 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$153
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

ALI EMAMI M.D.

Nephrology

3,332

$201K

229
196 are 65+

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$60
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

JEAN FRANCIS M.D.

Nephrology

3,162

$300K

146
71 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$95
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

KRISHNAN BABU M.D

Nephrology

3,097

$311K

389
301 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$101
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

JEFFREY HOROWITZ MD

Nephrology

3,070

$293K

233
188 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$95
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

HEMANT MAGOO M.D.

Nephrology

3,053

$296K

400
296 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$97
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

SANDEEP GHAI M.D.

Nephrology

3,001

$549K

178
80 are 65+

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$183
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

CHARLES TIFFT M.D.

Nephrology

2,977

$158K

155
141 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$53
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

PETER SODERLAND MD

Nephrology

2,918

$306K

300
257 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$105
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

STEPHEN SWEET MD

Nephrology

2,825

$1.05M

207
109 are 65+

30%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$373
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

HAROLD SOLOMON M.D.

Nephrology

2,799

$263K

193
188 are 65+

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$94
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

STEVEN SPIEGEL M.D.

Nephrology

2,718

$627K

291
210 are 65+

31%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$231
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

SHAJI DANIEL M.D.

Nephrology

2,672

$315K

325
226 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$118
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

GEORGE FARES M.D

Nephrology

2,598

$277K

355
268 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$107
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

HOWARD ALFRED M.D.

Nephrology

2,552

$369K

198
155 are 65+

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$145
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

AJAY KHER MD

Nephrology

2,529

$191K

148
57 are 65+

8%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 20%

$76
Average prescription price

Avg: $128

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank