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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,036Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
465 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$442K

2014

$699K

2015

$813K

2016

Number of Claims

4,502

2014

5,349

2015

5,036

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 392

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 341

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 268

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 259

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 233

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

RENVELA 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

SENSIPAR 184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 18, 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.