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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 63 providers in this state and specialty

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 63 providers in this state and specialty

773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 709 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

25% of this provider’s 773 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 773 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $219 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

19,223

2014

20,950

2015

21,892

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
OMEPRAZOLE 911

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

173

patients, 22% of all patients

1 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 769

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
LOVASTATIN 651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

4 41
SIMVASTATIN 647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

5 19
METFORMIN HCL 611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

6 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

7 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

8 12
CARVEDILOL 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

10 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

11 29
FUROSEMIDE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

12 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
CLOPIDOGREL 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

14 37
RANITIDINE HCL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

15 49
FAMOTIDINE* 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

16 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
LISINOPRIL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

18 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
SERTRALINE HCL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 45
GABAPENTIN 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
MELOXICAM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

22 59
GLIPIZIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

23 43
FINASTERIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 85
FENOFIBRATE* 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

25 104
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

<11 26 105
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

27 51
RENVELA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

29 65
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

30 95
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

31 15
JANUVIA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 72
CALCIUM ACETATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 10
CREON 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 120
NEXIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 95
WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 38
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

39 77
HYDRALAZINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
LACTULOSE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 113
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 61
NAMENDA XR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 44 98
HEPARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 44 129
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 32
CALCITRIOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

48 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 116
BACLOFEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 133
GEMFIBROZIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 134
AMIODARONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 107
ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 42
CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 87
SENSIPAR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 5
AMOXICILLIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

A 57 139
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 118
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 68
TRADJENTA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 121
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 61 141
LANTUS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 74
MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 63 99
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 117
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 17
VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 75
CELECOXIB 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 147
ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 66
ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 56
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 114
TRAMADOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 72 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 112
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 74 125
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 74 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 74 54
NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 157
ZENPEP 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 160
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 18
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 64
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 165
NIFEDICAL XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 58
LATANOPROST 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 84 169
LEVETIRACETAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 85 130
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 174
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 87 176
GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 92
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 71
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

90 179
LIDOCAINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 183
DEXILANT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 92 186
MIDODRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 93 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 94 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 94 190
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 Jan. 23, 2017.
  • 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.