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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,264Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$564K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
430 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$420K

2014

$385K

2015

$564K

2016

Number of Claims

3,850

2014

5,334

2015

5,264

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.

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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
CALCITRIOL 361

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 344

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 289

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 240

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

RENVELA 192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 187

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SENSIPAR 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

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CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

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BUMETANIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

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 Dec. 19, 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.