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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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13,282Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 Virginia
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

22% of this provider’s 597 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 597 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$118 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $221 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.57M

2016

Number of Claims

13,325

2014

13,312

2015

13,282

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

1 13
FUROSEMIDE 544

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

131

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 493

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

3 11
SIMVASTATIN 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

4 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

132

patients, 22% of all patients

O 5 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

6 1
CARVEDILOL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

8 18
GABAPENTIN 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

9 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

10 29
METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

11 26
CALCITRIOL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

14 21
ALLOPURINOL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

15 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
ALPRAZOLAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

18 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

19 65
CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 37
LISINOPRIL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 60
PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
CLONIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 48
GLIPIZIDE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 81
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 35
SENSIPAR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 4
INVOKANA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 133
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 7
NIFEDIPINE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
FAMOTIDINE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 47
GLIPIZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 69
VICTOZA 3-PAK 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 121
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 46
JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 50
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 51
SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 40
NOVOLIN N 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 123
TOPIRAMATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 84
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 54
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 160
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 31
RENVELA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 5
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 112
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 25
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 67
TERAZOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 76
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 59
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 58 120
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 89
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 99
BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 61 128
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 130
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 63 108
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 65 68
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 65 88
BUMETANIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 33
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

68 87
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 69 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A 69 56
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 June 13, 2018.
  • 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.