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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,545Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$362K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$407K

2014

$340K

2015

$362K

2016

Number of Claims

11,130

2014

9,411

2015

9,545

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
OMEPRAZOLE 631

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

138

patients, 54% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 630

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

119

patients, 46% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 566

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

134

patients, 52% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 511

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

101

patients, 39% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

69

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

60

patients, 23% of all patients

SYNTHROID 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

55

patients, 21% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

61

patients, 24% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

60

patients, 23% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

59

patients, 23% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

55

patients, 21% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

50

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

51

patients, 20% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

60

patients, 23% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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HYDROCORTISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

ETODOLAC ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

KENALOG-40 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

A
ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 Dec. 3, 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.