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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 216 providers in this state and specialty

$3.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 216 providers in this state and specialty

458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 447 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

31% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$140 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $206 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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

$3.29M

2014

$3.35M

2015

$3.15M

2016

Number of Claims

26,341

2014

24,254

2015

22,572

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
ULORIC 778

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

92

patients, 20% of all patients

10 1 49
FUROSEMIDE 769

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

102

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
CRESTOR 723

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

3 41
NEXIUM 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

4 39
DEXILANT 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

5 56
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

6 14
BYSTOLIC 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

7 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

9 1
CLONIDINE HCL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
BENICAR 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

11 83
LIDOCAINE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

12 62
VOLTAREN 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

13 59
BENICAR HCT 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

14 116
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

15 46
CLONAZEPAM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

16 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

17 19
MECLIZINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 101
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
VASCEPA 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

21 86
VALSARTAN 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
OMEPRAZOLE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
ALLOPURINOL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

24 9
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 84
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 38
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

27 138
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 61
DULOXETINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 105
TRAMADOL HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

O 28 40
SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 16
CREON 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 60
LINZESS 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

33 91
SYNTHROID 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 93
RANITIDINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

35 70
FENOFIBRATE* 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

36 130
ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

37 30
ZETIA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 90
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 188
HYDRALAZINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

40 13
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 120
ADVAIR DISKUS 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 107
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

43 161
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 11
VESICARE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 139
GLIMEPIRIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

46 58
JANUMET 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

46 115
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 52
RENVELA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

49 3
AMIODARONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

50 131
LYRICA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 89
XARELTO 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 137
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 44
JANUVIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

56 143
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 51
CELECOXIB 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

58 54
DUTASTERIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 119
CAPTOPRIL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 183
PROCRIT 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

61 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 22
TRADJENTA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 78
NAMENDA XR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 94
METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

65 20
PARICALCITOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 113
GABAPENTIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 63
SPIRIVA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 216
MELOXICAM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 68
AZITHROMYCIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

A 72 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

73 28
COLCRYS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

74 194
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 75 37
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

75 50
ESZOPICLONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 290
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

77 48
AMITIZA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

79 122
LACTULOSE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 80 135
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

A 81 82
TRULICITY 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

81 212
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

83 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

84 55
NITROSTAT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

84 181
NASONEX 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

86 148
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

87 372
WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 88 45
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 89 319
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 89 77
COREG CR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 91 382
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 92 92
SINGLE USE SWAB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 93 198
DIOVAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 93 287
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

95 75
TORSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 95 85
FLUOCINONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 97 152
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 43
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 99 26
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 99 117
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 101 36
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 Dec. 18, 2009.
  • 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.