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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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6,900Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

259 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

40% of this provider’s 259 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 259 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$182 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $154 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$676K

2014

$993K

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

5,903

2014

6,757

2015

6,900

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 344

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

68

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
RENVELA 341

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

62

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

4 12
LISINOPRIL 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

6 39
SENSIPAR 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
FUROSEMIDE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

8 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
PROSOL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 10 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 28
CLONIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 42
CALCIUM ACETATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

16 13
SIMVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

19 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

20 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 21 46
CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

21 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

23 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

23 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

25 45
OMEPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

26 15
DEXTROSE IN WATER* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 26 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

28 7
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

A 29 65
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 30 38
INTRALIPID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 31 117
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 32 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 52
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

34 16
MIDODRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

34 54
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 March 3, 2008.
  • 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.