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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,165Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$664K

2014

$916K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

3,345

2014

4,292

2015

5,165

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
PROSOL 330

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 282

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

SENSIPAR 264

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

PARICALCITOL 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

RENVELA 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AURYXIA 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

10
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GENTAMICIN SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
CLINISOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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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 15, 2010.
  • 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.