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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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11,808Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

$806K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $154 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$669K

2014

$782K

2015

$806K

2016

Number of Claims

12,006

2014

11,931

2015

11,808

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 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

2 17
LISINOPRIL 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

4 19
OMEPRAZOLE 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

5 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

6 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

7 46
CARVEDILOL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
SIMVASTATIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

9 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12
GLIPIZIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

11 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

12 1
METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 32
GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
ALLOPURINOL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
ALPRAZOLAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

17 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

19 29
RANITIDINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 38
VALSARTAN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 40
ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 53
CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 49
CLONIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
SENSIPAR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 42
NIFEDIPINE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 34
RENVELA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 4
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

30 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 75
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 34 72
CALCIUM ACETATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 13
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 83
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 65
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 11
TEMAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 7
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 96
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 42 98
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 99
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 62
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 45 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 85
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 24
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 49 107
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 59
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

50 108
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 110
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 53 84
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 55 89
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 56 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 66
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 56 113
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 59 117
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 60 88
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 61 125
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 Sept. 6, 2007.
  • 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.