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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,925Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 85 providers in this state and specialty

$913K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 85 providers in this state and specialty

560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 478 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $159 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$135K

2014

$436K

2015

$913K

2016

Number of Claims

2,499

2014

8,088

2015

14,925

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
FUROSEMIDE 795

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

150

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 606

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

2 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

4 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

5 13
TORSEMIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

6 20
SERTRALINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

7 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

8 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

9 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

11 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
NAMENDA XR 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

13 71
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

14 12
LISINOPRIL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

15 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

16 25
GABAPENTIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

17 30
ALLOPURINOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 7
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

18 83
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 42
MIRTAZAPINE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 68
CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 8
SIMVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
DULOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 58
TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 59
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 81
METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 37
FAMOTIDINE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

29 39
CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 62
PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

32 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 33 77
FINASTERIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 60
CALCIUM ACETATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 10
FENTANYL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 36 91
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

38 97
ONDANSETRON HCL* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

39 109
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
RISPERIDONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 110
LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 42 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 114
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

44 115
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

45 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 61
LEVETIRACETAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 119
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 119
ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 121
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 100
RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 85
NIFEDIPINE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 55 124
NYSTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

55 124
ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 36
SENSIPAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 9
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 59 128
BUDESONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 60 130
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 61 87
PROSOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 61 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 44
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 63 132
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 65 105
NUEDEXTA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 66 138
POTASSIUM CITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 66 65
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 138
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 106
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 14
OLANZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 140
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 46
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 72 41
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 144
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

74 21
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 145
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 150
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 90
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 79 154
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 Feb. 27, 2018.
  • 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.