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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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5,159Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 62 providers in this state and specialty

$916K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 62 providers in this state and specialty

264 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

25% of this provider’s 264 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 264 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$178 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $199 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$706K

2014

$789K

2015

$916K

2016

Number of Claims

6,238

2014

5,613

2015

5,159

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
SENSIPAR 199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

6 23
CALCITRIOL 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
CALCIUM ACETATE 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

8 13
CLONIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
RENVELA 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

10 6
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

11 58
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

12 25
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

12 57
ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

14 54
TORSEMIDE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

16 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

19 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
SIMVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 40
CLONIDINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 25 91
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

26 10
LISINOPRIL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

26 4
GLIPIZIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 28 98
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

29 71
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 42
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.