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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$956K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$827K

2014

$891K

2015

$956K

2016

Number of Claims

13,483

2014

12,701

2015

12,269

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
ALLOPURINOL 894

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

150

patients, 39% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 726

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

99

patients, 26% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 529

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

METOLAZONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

RENVELA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AMILORIDE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SENSIPAR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PENTOXIFYLLINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

URSODIOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 Oct. 22, 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.