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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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15,980Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

$950K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

12% of this provider’s 219 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

26% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

33% 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

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $221 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$932K

2014

$931K

2015

$950K

2016

Number of Claims

15,153

2014

14,481

2015

15,980

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 805

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

102

patients, 21% of all patients

1 14
LISINOPRIL 673

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
FUROSEMIDE 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

5 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 39
LEVETIRACETAM 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

8 79
GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

9 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 30
SIMVASTATIN 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
METFORMIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

12 26
ALPRAZOLAM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

13 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

15 31
TRAZODONE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

16 52
MIRTAZAPINE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

17 82
CARVEDILOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

18 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 97
TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 75
TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 35
OXYCODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

27 54
CLONIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 16
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 40
LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

30 53
LYRICA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

31 108
GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 38
VIMPAT 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 33 135
CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 37
FAMOTIDINE* 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 32
NAMENDA XR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 36 140
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 109
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 25
OLANZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 142
FINASTERIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 40 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 7
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 89
TOPIRAMATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 48
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 147
IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

47 112
LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 47
NAPROXEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 125
PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

50 89
VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

51 95
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 56
RISPERIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 153
MEMANTINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 54 154
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 54 100
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 72
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

57 101
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 57 155
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

59 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

60 117
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 61 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 164
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

63 130
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 115
RENVELA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 63 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 67 62
MIDODRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 68 49
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 69 137
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 129
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 69 74
HALOPERIDOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 72 174
NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 72 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 74 175
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 75 67
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

75 176
HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 106
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 July 8, 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.