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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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10,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

$695K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

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

97% 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

11% of this provider’s 180 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

33% of this provider’s 221 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 221 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 6%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $222 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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

$608K

2014

$745K

2015

$695K

2016

Number of Claims

9,655

2014

10,947

2015

10,483

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 475

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

76

patients, 34% of all patients

1 7
FUROSEMIDE 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

44

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

3 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

66

patients, 30% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

40

patients, 18% of all patients

5 24
LISINOPRIL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

54

patients, 24% of all patients

6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

44

patients, 20% of all patients

7 23
TRAMADOL HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 29
LEVETIRACETAM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

9 34
FAMOTIDINE* 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

10 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 19% of all patients

11 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

12 35
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

13 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

14 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

15 15
CLOPIDOGREL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

16 41
METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

17 22
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

18 42
MIRTAZAPINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

19 39
CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

20 12
NAMENDA XR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

<11 20 47
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

22 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

23 10
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

24 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

25 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

26 28
OXCARBAZEPINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 27 102
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

28 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

29 30
HUMALOG 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

30 74
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

31 59
BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 32 65
OXYCODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

O 33 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

34 20
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

35 40
SANTYL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

36 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

37 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

38 16
RENVELA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

39 6
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

40 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 41 71
LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

42 64
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

43 67
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

O 44 50
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 65
LATANOPROST 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

46 101
COUMADIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 47 55
PHENYTOIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 48 144
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

49 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 50 61
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

50 91
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

A 50 26
OLANZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 147
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 5, 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.