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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

$2.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

903 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 773 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

20% of this provider’s 903 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 903 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $221 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$2.2M

2014

$2.49M

2015

$2.59M

2016

Number of Claims

24,403

2014

24,939

2015

24,026

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,093

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

958

prescriptions.

188

patients, 21% of all patients

1 13
FUROSEMIDE 814

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

3 11
CALCITRIOL 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

5 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
GABAPENTIN 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

7 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

8 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

10 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

11 25
OMEPRAZOLE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

12 18
LANTUS 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

13 47
METFORMIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

14 26
SIMVASTATIN 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
LISINOPRIL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

17 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

O 17 30
ALLOPURINOL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
NIFEDIPINE ER 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

21 31
PREDNISONE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

22 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

23 1
TRAMADOL HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

O 24 35
GLIPIZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
CARVEDILOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

26 8
ALPRAZOLAM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

27 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

28 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

29 74
CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

30 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

31 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

32 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

33 46
SERTRALINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
ELIQUIS 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

35 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

36 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

37 42
PAROXETINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

38 86
ZETIA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 92
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

40 87
CRESTOR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

41 59
GLIPIZIDE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 81
INSULIN SYRINGE* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

43 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

44 19
LABETALOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 55
RENVELA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

46 5
HUMALOG 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 106
MIDODRINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

48 49
HUMULIN N 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 130
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 85
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

51 104
FAMOTIDINE* 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

52 32
NIFEDICAL XL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

53 66
DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 72
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 133
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 138
CLONIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 16
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 54
LOVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 78
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

61 105
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

62 53
COLCHICINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 144
TEMAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 99
AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 91
TOPIRAMATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 84
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 67
FENTANYL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 68 149
MECLIZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

68 123
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

68 122
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 68
JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 50
ONDANSETRON HCL* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 150
DIAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 150
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 75 120
OXYCODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 75 88
BUPROPION HCL SR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 117
BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 100
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 94
BUMETANIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 33
INSULIN SYRINGE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

81 155
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 81 155
GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 41
MIRTAZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 82
DEXILANT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 126
ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

85 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 88 160
RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

88 60
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 163
LACTULOSE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

91 164
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 92 71
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 94 89
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

95 132
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 96 103
BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 96 135
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 97
NOVOLIN N 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 123
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 100 110
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

101 127
METHOTREXATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 102 176
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 102 176
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

102 80
SENSIPAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

102 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 106 62
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 101
NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

107 181
BENICAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 181
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 107 69
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

107 125
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 184
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 112 137
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 112 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 13, 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.