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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,513Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

$1.55M

2014

$1.76M

2015

$1.69M

2016

Number of Claims

14,536

2014

14,341

2015

12,513

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.

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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
CARVEDILOL 750

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

158

patients, 26% of all patients

PROSOL 691

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 647

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

RENVELA 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

SENSIPAR 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

CLINISOL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXTROSE IN WATER* 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
INTRALIPID 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AMIODARONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCRYS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A
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 21, 2010.
  • 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.