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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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6,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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 New Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 462 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

15% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 6%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$204 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $176 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$994K

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

6,054

2014

6,495

2015

6,526

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
RENVELA 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
SENSIPAR 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

5 6
MIDODRINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

6 59
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
PARICALCITOL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

8 42
CLONIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

9 20
FUROSEMIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

10 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

11 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

11 26
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

13 48
LABETALOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

14 60
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

14 154
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

17 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

18 24
ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

19 22
OMEPRAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 30
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 10
CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 8
EPLERENONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 121
FOSRENOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

10 26 134
TORSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
PENTOXIFYLLINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 123
LISINOPRIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 47
SIMVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 11
CALCITRIOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 36 31
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 62
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 102
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 64
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 June 30, 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.