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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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5,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$869K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

557 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 Kentucky
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

25% of this provider’s 557 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 557 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$157 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $156 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$916K

2014

$900K

2015

$869K

2016

Number of Claims

5,881

2014

5,397

2015

5,550

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
FUROSEMIDE 292

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
RENVELA 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

5 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

6 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

7 20
SENSIPAR 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

8 10
CALCIUM ACETATE 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

9 12
GABAPENTIN 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

10 22
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

11 27
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

12 8
MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

13 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

14 11
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

15 4
SIMVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

16 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

17 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

19 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

21 14
MIDODRINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

21 73
CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 13
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 25 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 26 76
METOLAZONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 29
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 27 17
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 2, 2018.
  • 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.