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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
729 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$1.05M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

5,052

2014

5,281

2015

6,158

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
FUROSEMIDE 710

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

206

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 372

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

VALSARTAN 331

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 326

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 316

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 310

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

RENVELA 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

SENSIPAR 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CITRATE ER 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

PARICALCITOL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

EPLERENONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMILORIDE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 April 7, 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.