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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,605Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 411

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 411

643 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$178 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $122 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
CLONIDINE HCL 449 328 105 1 11
RENVELA 426 311 75 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 358 330 88 3 2
RENAL CAPS 353 339 77 4 56
LISINOPRIL 303 259 86 5 3
SENSIPAR 228 135 39 6 7
CRESTOR 190 146 48 7 28
BYSTOLIC 175 170* 33 8 81
BENICAR 150 145* 38 9 99
TRIPHROCAPS 145 140* 32 10 10 104
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144 144 34 11 4
TEMAZEPAM 121 88 22 B 12 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 103 21 13 40
OMEPRAZOLE 112 78 19 14 14
ULORIC 111 111 19 15 121
MEGESTROL ACETATE 111 106* 22 R 15 100
DIOVAN 107 102* 24 17 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102 68 14 18 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 92 47 17 19 16
NEXIUM 90 57 17 20 48
RENO CAPS 86 86 27 21 207
ALLOPURINOL 79 62 13 22 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 66 61* 24 23 1
ONGLYZA 64 59* 12 24 131
SIMVASTATIN 61 56* 23 25 10
NEPHROCAPS 60 60 12 10 26 166
LUNESTA 59 54* 12 27 237
BUMETANIDE 58 53* 12 28 30
IRBESARTAN 58 53* 11 28 116
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 56 39 11 30 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 <11 <11 31 15
ATENOLOL 51 <11 <11 31 34
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 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.
  • 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 4, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.