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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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13,416Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

345 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Maryland
lower than average

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 294 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

32% of this provider’s 345 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 345 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 6%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $222 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

12,414

2014

13,982

2015

13,416

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 633

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

119

patients, 34% of all patients

1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

83

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

73

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
NAMENDA XR 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

5 47
COUMADIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

<11 6 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
MIRTAZAPINE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

8 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

9 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
LEVETIRACETAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

11 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 50
OMEPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

13 23
TRAZODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

14 42
TRADJENTA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

15 63
TRAMADOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

O 16 29
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

17 62
CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

18 41
GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

19 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

20 8
RENVELA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

21 6
METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

22 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

25 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

26 16
NAMZARIC 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

27 96
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

27 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

30 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

31 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

32 10
FAMOTIDINE* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

33 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

34 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 20
PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

37 14
LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

38 50
MEMANTINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

39 104
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

40 18
SIMVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 19
SANTYL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

42 86
XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 109
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

44 91
ARANESP 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 45 110
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 27
ELIQUIS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

47 81
LEVEMIR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 116
DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 50 118
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 51 93
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

52 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

52 28
RISPERIDONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 54 65
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 32
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

54 48
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

57 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 57 60
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

59 67
SENSIPAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

60 5
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 61 65
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 62 135
LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

62 64
OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 64 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

A 64 26
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 101
KIONEX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 66 141
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 66 37
PROSOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 66 17
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

70 46
CONSTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

71 146
LABETALOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 72 38
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 15, 2008.
  • 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.