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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,941Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 Missouri
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

27% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$158 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $154 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$1.01M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

8,335

2014

8,709

2015

7,941

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
CARVEDILOL 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

3 5
RENVELA 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
LOVASTATIN 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

6 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

7 12
SENSIPAR 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
CLONIDINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

9 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

11 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
OMEPRAZOLE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

18 38
TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

20 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
METFORMIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

22 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 33
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

25 16
SIMVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
MINOXIDIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 28 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 30 82
TORSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 14
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 33 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 33 45
CALCIUM ACETATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 36 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 37 34
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 April 1, 2014.
  • 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.