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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,162Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$976K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
675 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$976K

2016

Number of Claims

15,024

2014

13,054

2015

11,162

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.

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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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 555

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 533

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

128

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PROSOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KOMBIGLYZE XR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

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 10, 2015.
  • 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.