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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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4,542Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

$531K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

290 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

21% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $154 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$533K

2014

$685K

2015

$531K

2016

Number of Claims

3,827

2014

4,208

2015

4,542

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 296

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

68

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

3 7
BUMETANIDE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

4 41
FUROSEMIDE 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
CARVEDILOL 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

6 5
HYDRALAZINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

9 22
CALCITRIOL 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

11 23
RENVELA 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

12 4
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
OMEPRAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

14 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

15 10
MIDODRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 16 54
CALCIUM ACETATE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

17 29
CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
SIMVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

23 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
METOLAZONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

26 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 42
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 28 49
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.