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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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5,497Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 154 providers in this state and specialty

$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 154 providers in this state and specialty

240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 96 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 240 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$148 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $174 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$812K

2014

$554K

2015

$813K

2016

Number of Claims

5,312

2014

5,442

2015

5,497

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 450

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

59

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 357

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

57

patients, 24% of all patients

2 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

3 10
SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

6 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
FUROSEMIDE 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

9 22
CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

10 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

A 11 63
OMEPRAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
VALGANCICLOVIR HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

13 121
CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

14 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
NEXIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

16 44
LABETALOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

18 121
NIFEDIPINE ER 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

19 23
CHLORTHALIDONE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

20 55
TACROLIMUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

21 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 21 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 23 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

24 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 25 41
CALCITRIOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 27 5
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 28 105
AMOXICILLIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 8% of all patients

A 29 259
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 29 13
SENSIPAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 31 9
METFORMIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 32 16
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 3, 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.