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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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4,009Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 269 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

19% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$325 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $221 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$771K

2014

$902K

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

4,056

2014

3,747

2015

4,009

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
RENVELA 377

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

1 5
SENSIPAR 308

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 165

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

4 1
CALCIUM ACETATE 161

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

5 17
CALCITRIOL 154

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
CLONIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

7 16
ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

9 10
OMEPRAZOLE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

10 18
LISINOPRIL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

11 6
MIDODRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

12 49
KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

13 93
SIMVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 13 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

15 14
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

15 8
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 17 67
MINOXIDIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

18 73
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 18 110
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 21 42
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 May 18, 2016.
  • 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.