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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,443Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
967 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$1.29M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

9,794

2014

9,601

2015

9,443

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.

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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
ALLOPURINOL 1,319

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,128

prescriptions.

311

patients, 32% of all patients

10
CALCITRIOL 750

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

189

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 626

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

163

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 505

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 470

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

SENSIPAR 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

RENVELA 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

PROSOL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

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CALCIUM ACETATE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXTROSE IN WATER* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

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KLOR-CON M20 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

KIONEX 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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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 18, 2012.
  • 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.