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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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4,324Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

187 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 118 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

37% of this provider’s 187 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 187 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 6%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$293 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $176 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$415K

2014

$679K

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

2,637

2014

3,708

2015

4,324

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 238

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
RENVELA 236

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
OXYCODONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

O 3 56
FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
SENSIPAR 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 18% of all patients

5 6
CLONIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

6 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
AZITHROMYCIN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 27% of all patients

A 9 55
SIMVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

11 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

12 49
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

13 64
FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

14 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
CALCIUM ACETATE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

18 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

19 44
LISINOPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

20 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 21 15
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 25, 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.