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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,199Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 233 out of 617

$324K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 215 out of 617

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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
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this specialty
in Nebraska
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,836 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Nebraska
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275 269 1 6
LISINOPRIL 246 243 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 240 207 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 205 200 4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 186 186 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 176 174 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 159 159 7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139 139 8 10
METFORMIN HCL 136 125 9 9
SERTRALINE HCL 129 122 10 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128 119 11 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 116 12 21
GABAPENTIN 119 103 13 16
ATENOLOL 117 117 14 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103 103 15 22
CARVEDILOL 96 96 16 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 86 S3 16 8
TRAMADOL HCL 94 89 18 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85 85 19 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 85 19 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 79 21 30
GLIPIZIDE 69 69 22 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 64 23 38
PREDNISONE 64 64 24 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 56 25 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 48 25 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 55 45 27 14
CRESTOR 50 50 28 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 28 34
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 March 13, 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.