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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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21,378Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 63 providers in this state and specialty

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 63 providers in this state and specialty

731 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 649 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

43% of this provider’s 731 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 731 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $219 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

23,305

2014

23,172

2015

21,378

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 931

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

151

patients, 21% of all patients

1 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 750

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 724

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
FUROSEMIDE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
ATENOLOL 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

6 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

7 32
LOVASTATIN 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

8 41
CLOPIDOGREL 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

9 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

12 15
SERTRALINE HCL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

13 45
GABAPENTIN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

14 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
RANITIDINE HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

16 49
OMEPRAZOLE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

17 24
TRAMADOL HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

O 18 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

19 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

20 69
SIMVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

21 19
METFORMIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

23 75
MELOXICAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

24 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O 26 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

27 52
JANUVIA 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

28 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 11
PAROXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 80
NIFEDIPINE ER 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

31 28
ZETIA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 66
ALLOPURINOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

33 9
TRAZODONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

33 78
WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
ELIQUIS 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 102
AZITHROMYCIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

A 37 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

38 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 61
FENOFIBRATE* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 29
ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 56
LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 71
FENOFIBRATE* 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 89
BUSPIRONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 134
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 51
CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

47 87
METFORMIN HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 65
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 88
NABUMETONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 138
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A 53 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 102
VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 50
PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

59 84
BUPROPION HCL SR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 143
AMIODARONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 107
CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 8
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 109
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 145
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 68
GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 99
NIFEDICAL XL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

69 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A 69 105
SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 93
VICTOZA 3-PAK 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 153
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 160
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 110
VERAPAMIL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 74 132
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 165
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 128
KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 130
SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 80 170
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 112
LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 130
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

81 18
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 179
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 179
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 183
NAMENDA XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 87 98
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 87 185
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 77
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 95
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 July 8, 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.
  • 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.