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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,410Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
582 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$2M

2014

$1.82M

2015

$2.06M

2016

Number of Claims

7,726

2014

7,865

2015

7,410

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
SENSIPAR 660

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

10
CALCIUM ACETATE 549

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

10
RENVELA 463

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 391

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 375

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AURYXIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

10
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

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SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

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 Aug. 13, 2010.
  • 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.