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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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11,566Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

$708K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

559 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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 Missouri
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

11% of this provider’s 559 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 559 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $154 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$673K

2014

$778K

2015

$708K

2016

Number of Claims

11,554

2014

11,998

2015

11,566

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 815

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

161

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
TORSEMIDE 663

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

133

patients, 24% of all patients

10 2 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 524

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

116

patients, 21% of all patients

3 10
INDAPAMIDE 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

4 55
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

5 17
ALLOPURINOL 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
LISINOPRIL 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

8 3
NIFEDIPINE ER 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

9 30
CLONIDINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

10 20
OMEPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
FUROSEMIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

12 2
BYSTOLIC 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

13 47
METFORMIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

13 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

16 5
GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
CALCIUM ACETATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 28
CHLORTHALIDONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
LABETALOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 52
GLIPIZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 62
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 66
VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 48
SENSIPAR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 8
NIFEDICAL XL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 60
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 34 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
SIMVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
RENVELA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 4
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 12
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 72
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 70
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 43 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 117
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 33
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 121
ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 47 58
CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 47 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 47 46
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 9, 2014.
  • 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.