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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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6,913Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 216 providers in this state and specialty

$3.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 216 providers in this state and specialty

474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 Florida
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

22% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$561 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $182 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$3.83M

2014

$3.43M

2015

$3.88M

2016

Number of Claims

6,964

2014

6,650

2015

6,913

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
NIFEDIPINE ER 454

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

1 17
SENSIPAR 391

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

2 6
PREDNISONE 369

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

3 21
OMEPRAZOLE 360

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

4 16
LABETALOL HCL 314

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

5 34
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

A 6 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

7 13
DAPSONE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8 59
CLONIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
FUROSEMIDE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

10 2
TACROLIMUS 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

11 47
CRESTOR 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

12 40
GAMMAGARD LIQUID 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 7% of all patients

13 116
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 5
CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

16 8
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 154
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 1
VALGANCICLOVIR HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

20 94
SIMVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
MYCOPHENOLIC ACID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 101
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 98
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 10
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 102
CALCITRIOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 3
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

A 28 64
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 181
NEXIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 184
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 81
LEFLUNOMIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 194
PROCRIT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

33 118
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 35 39
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 113
NEUPOGEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 207
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 July 24, 2013.
  • 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.