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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,612Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$548K

2014

$916K

2015

$1.95M

2016

Number of Claims

9,726

2014

12,628

2015

16,612

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 905

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

107

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 803

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

SENSIPAR 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

RENVELA 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

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LOVASTATIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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ALPRAZOLAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
PROSOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRADJENTA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CILOSTAZOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITRIOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCHICINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCRYS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
VICTOZA 3-PAK 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
MINOXIDIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ANASTROZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BICALUTAMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 20, 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.