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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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5,431Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 216 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 216 providers in this state and specialty

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 418 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

11% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$188 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $182 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$577K

2014

$954K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

5,380

2014

6,174

2015

5,431

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
PROSOL 484

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

1 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 298

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

2 5
RENVELA 294

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
DEXTROSE IN WATER* 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

<11 10 5 53
SENSIPAR 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
CLONIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

8 14
CALCIUM ACETATE 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

9 12
FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

10 2
HYDRALAZINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

14 23
OMEPRAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

16 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

17 114
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

19 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
LABETALOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 34
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 9
AURYXIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 203
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 57
ULORIC 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 25 73
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 March 4, 2008.
  • 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.