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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,207Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 844 providers in this state and specialty

$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 844 providers in this state and specialty

726 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

11% of this provider’s 454 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

31% of this provider’s 726 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 726 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $206 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$1.38M

2014

$1.7M

2015

$2.01M

2016

Number of Claims

21,017

2014

23,465

2015

24,207

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.

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This provider received at least one payment from a pharmaceutical company related to this drug in 2016. More » This flag only appears for the top 50 most prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare that year.

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 1,043

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

162

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

138

patients, 19% of all patients

O 3 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

4 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

6 15
SIMVASTATIN 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

7 16
GABAPENTIN 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

8 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

9 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

10 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

11 13
LISINOPRIL 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

12 6
METFORMIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

14 36
CLONIDINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
TOPIRAMATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

17 186
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

18 28
CLOPIDOGREL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

19 31
ATENOLOL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 30
CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

21 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 123
ALPRAZOLAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

23 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

24 4
VASCEPA 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

25 86
LYRICA 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

$ 26 89
MIRTAZAPINE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 98
ELIQUIS 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 129
DONEPEZIL HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 48
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

30 76
TRAZODONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

31 72
RENVELA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 3
MEMANTINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 92
TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

34 37
DULOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 105
LORAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

37 50
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 141
LANTUS 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

39 71
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

40 118
TRULICITY 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

41 212
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

41 55
AMIODARONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 131
LEVETIRACETAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 136
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

P 45 106
RISPERIDONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 144
TEMAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

47 100
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

47 206
LACTULOSE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

49 135
NUEDEXTA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 50 180
BACLOFEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 128
GLIPIZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

52 34
PAROXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 145
LEVOFLOXACIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

A 54 82
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

54 251
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

56 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

57 44
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

58 9
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 316
VICTOZA 2-PAK 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 60 231
FLUOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 208
NEXIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 39
NOVOLOG 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

62 170
HUMALOG 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

$ 64 219
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 45
GEMFIBROZIL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 134
DEXILANT 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 56
FAMOTIDINE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

69 32
NAMENDA XR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 69 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 149
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 72 114
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 155
LIDOCAINE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 62
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 75 266
CLINISOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 76 47
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 338
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 78 205
XIGDUO XR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

10 79 343
CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

79 81
SURE COMFORT* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

81 344
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

82 117
ONDANSETRON HCL* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

83 179
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

84 150
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 52
BUPROPION HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

85 352
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 193
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 87 263
ARIPIPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 240
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 51
VICTOZA 3-PAK 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 91 167
VOLTAREN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

92 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 93 108
MIDODRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 143
FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 77
IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

97 95
AMITIZA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

98 122
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

98 75
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

98 325
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 46
SENSIPAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 101 7
BYDUREON PEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

101 382
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 104 147
BUPROPION HCL SR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

105 390
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 106 70
SYNJARDY 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 10 107 397
FLUCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

108 199
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

108 79
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

108 63
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

111 233
LIDOCAINE HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

111 408
JARDIANCE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 111 306
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

111 66
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

115 294
SANTYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

115 257
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 Sept. 28, 2017.
  • 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.