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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,327Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$430K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
782 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$433K

2014

$466K

2015

$430K

2016

Number of Claims

8,994

2014

8,998

2015

10,327

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,066

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

977

prescriptions.

259

patients, 33% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 758

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

157

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 578

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 566

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOLAZONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ULORIC 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SENSIPAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CALCIUM ACETATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

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 Dec. 16, 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.