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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,218Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 252

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 252

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Illinois
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$171 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $123 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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.

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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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Illinois
RENVELA 604 171 101 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275 95 52 2 2
CLONIDINE HCL 252 93 39 3 16
SENSIPAR 239 71 36 4 6
LISINOPRIL 224 57 47 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 198 136 54 6 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174 68 32 7 8
CALCITRIOL 160 122 38 8 4
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 154 87 27 9 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 145 36 27 10 13
FAMOTIDINE* 141 38 23 11 29
CLOPIDOGREL 134 42 22 12 33
SIMVASTATIN 129 60 18 13 11
PROAIR HFA 118 35 19 14 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 12 21 15 67
GABAPENTIN 113 32 23 16 30
TRAMADOL HCL 99 23 35 17 39
MINOXIDIL 98 13 13 18 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 17 15 19 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 95 <11 <11 20 26
PROSOL 90 <11 <11 21 42
OMEPRAZOLE 86 34 15 22 17
CALCIUM ACETATE 84 32 21 23 9
CARVEDILOL 78 28 18 24 7
FOSRENOL 74 21 11 25 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 51 11 26 55
ALLOPURINOL 70 18 15 27 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 62 <11 <11 28 14
LABETALOL HCL 59 <11 <11 29 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 <11 <11 30 15
LANTUS 50 <11 <11 31 48
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 July 29, 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.