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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,327Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
858 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$836K

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.58M

2016

Number of Claims

8,500

2014

8,634

2015

9,327

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 588

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

RENVELA 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

SENSIPAR 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MINOXIDIL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

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 May 20, 2015.
  • 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.