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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,246Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

$639K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

0% of this provider’s 336 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

10% of this provider’s 399 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$150 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $154 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$472K

2014

$470K

2015

$639K

2016

Number of Claims

4,591

2014

4,168

2015

4,246

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
LISINOPRIL 314

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

3 1
RENVELA 190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

6 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
SENSIPAR 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

8 8
CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

8 5
TERAZOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

10 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

11 11
CALCITRIOL 107

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

12 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

13 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

14 33
NIFEDIPINE ER 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

15 30
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
CALCIUM ACETATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
OMEPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

18 15
LABETALOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

19 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 57
PROSOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 20 26
DEXTROSE IN WATER* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 22 64
IRBESARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 73
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. 8, 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.