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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
924 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.91M

2015

$2.6M

2016

Number of Claims

11,841

2014

13,936

2015

14,060

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 784

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

SENSIPAR 650

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

10
RENVELA 608

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

10
TORSEMIDE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MINOXIDIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Aug. 19, 2016.
  • 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.