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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,289Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
432 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$343K

2014

$446K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

4,035

2014

4,237

2015

4,289

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CALCITRIOL 400

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 180

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SENSIPAR 117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RENVELA 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<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. 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 April 13, 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.
  • 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.