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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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8,034Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 351 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

21% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$185 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $156 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.51M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

8,665

2014

8,086

2015

8,034

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
FUROSEMIDE 622

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

146

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
HYDRALAZINE HCL 397

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
GLIPIZIDE 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

4 38
RENVELA 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

7 2
PROSOL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 8 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

9 15
SENSIPAR 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

11 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

11 18
ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

13 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

15 20
OMEPRAZOLE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

17 8
CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 17
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 70
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

20 37
METFORMIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 14
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 113
CALCIUM ACETATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 12
GABAPENTIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 22
METOLAZONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 29
CHLORTHALIDONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 32
SIMVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 28
CALCITRIOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 6
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 58
NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 50
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 54
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 34 40
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 34 33
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 36 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 37 30
ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 38 39
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 June 27, 2018.
  • 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.