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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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5,451Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

$951K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 New Jersey
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

11% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 6%.

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Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$175 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $176 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$871K

2014

$929K

2015

$951K

2016

Number of Claims

6,231

2014

5,893

2015

5,451

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
RENVELA 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
PROSOL 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

<11 5 34
SENSIPAR 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

6 6
CLONIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

7 20
JANUVIA 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

8 40
NIFEDIPINE ER 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

9 38
SIMVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

10 3
ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

12 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

15 49
NIFEDICAL XL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

16 57
VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 37
BYSTOLIC 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 69
METFORMIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
BENICAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 70
ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

23 22
CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

24 8
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 64
CALCIUM ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 16
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 24
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 51
OMEPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 32 104
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 Jan. 25, 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.
  • 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.