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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$1.43M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.89M

2016

Number of Claims

11,634

2014

11,043

2015

9,985

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 529

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

SENSIPAR 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

RENVELA 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MINOXIDIL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

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 June 5, 2012.
  • 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.