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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,449Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 120

$743K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 120

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Washington
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$136 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $114 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Washington
LISINOPRIL 468 196 76 1 3
RENVELA 394 63 71 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379 187 64 3 1
CALCITRIOL 288 194 47 4 4
ALLOPURINOL 281 227 47 5 6
SENSIPAR 268 45 41 6 8
MINOXIDIL 265 65 37 10 7 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 243 167 33 8 17
NIFEDIPINE ER 228 65 30 9 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169 111 30 10 7
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 163 39 24 11 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143 39 23 12 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 129 53 26 13 16
FUROSEMIDE 122 84 29 14 2
PREDNISONE 115 31 16 15 13
CARVEDILOL 109 45 18 16 11
LOVASTATIN 108 62 16 17 50
CLONIDINE HCL 89 12 14 18 20
ATENOLOL 86 <11 <11 19 27
SIMVASTATIN 78 45 15 20 15
LABETALOL HCL 75 24 12 21 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 47 13 21 19
TRAZODONE HCL 57 14 11 23 33
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.