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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,287Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
736 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$1.99M

2014

$2.23M

2015

$2.9M

2016

Number of Claims

13,639

2014

12,618

2015

10,287

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 665

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 649

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

178

patients, 24% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

SENSIPAR 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLINISOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GUANFACINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCHICINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROSOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RENVELA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AURYXIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

10
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

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METOLAZONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
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 Nov. 15, 2011.
  • 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.