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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,209Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$613K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
203 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older
82% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category
SIMVASTATIN 275 202 24
ALLOPURINOL 262 151 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255 209 22
FUROSEMIDE 207 141 31
CARVEDILOL 186 162 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 176 138 37
RENVELA 163 89 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 161 66 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142 126 32
CLOPIDOGREL 135 122 17
LISINOPRIL 131 90 26
CALCIUM ACETATE 129 48 21
TORSEMIDE 128 63 12
METFORMIN HCL 127 106 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116 <11 <11
GABAPENTIN 111 106* 13
PAROXETINE HCL 104 <11 <11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104 99* 12
CRESTOR 101 59 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 68 24 S3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 42 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 91 64 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 <11 <11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86 <11 <11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83 <11 <11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 80 <11 <11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 <11 <11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 <11 <11
SENSIPAR 71 16 12
CLONIDINE HCL 69 <11 <11
BENICAR 65 <11 <11
COLCRYS 63 <11 <11
NEXIUM 63 39 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 <11 <11
IRBESARTAN 58 <11 <11
OMEPRAZOLE 58 33 13
DILTIAZEM ER 57 <11 <11
NITROFURANTOIN* 57 <11 <11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56 51* 15
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 <11 <11
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 52 <11 <11
BYSTOLIC 52 28 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 52 <11 <11
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Oct. 3, 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.