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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,289Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 617

$664K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 617

519 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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 519 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 519 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,912 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 561 534 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 559 523 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 544 502 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 530 462 4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 415 341 5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 413 383 6 3
LISINOPRIL 345 329 7 5
CRESTOR 284 273 8 28
MELOXICAM 247 245 9 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 236 224 10 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231 218 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 215 174 12 9
TRAMADOL HCL 213 185 13 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 208 191 14 6
CARVEDILOL 206 202 15 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 205 191 16 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 205 167 S3 16 8
ALLOPURINOL 200 199 18 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 157 19 13
ACTOS 171 143 20 85
CELEBREX 145 142 21 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 136 123 22 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128 128 23 23
ATENOLOL 125 104 24 17
RANITIDINE HCL 125 125 24 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 112 26 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 106 26 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 108 28 25
NEXIUM 113 98 29 43
SERTRALINE HCL 112 107 30 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 98 31 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 108 107 32 18
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 108 108 32 112
DONEPEZIL HCL 108 108 32 30
CLOPIDOGREL 107 107 35 53
DIOVAN 105 91 36 41
NAMENDA 100 100 37 35
FENTANYL 95 86 S2 38 45
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 93 93 39 122
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 91 91 40 136
NABUMETONE 90 79 41 120
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 85 42 32
PREMARIN 85 85 R 43 108
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 73 R 44 56
PREDNISONE 84 82 44 31
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 83 68 R 46 239
METOLAZONE 80 67 47 159
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 72 48 38
VERAPAMIL ER 78 74 49 90
PLAVIX 78 76 49 86
GABAPENTIN 78 60 49 16
VESICARE 77 73 52 95
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 75 53 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 60 54 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 70 55 44
CYMBALTA 72 60 55 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 69 57 22
DIGOXIN 70 68 57 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 67 59 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 63 60 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 62 60 88
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 57 62 121
AVODART 62 49 62 144
LYRICA 61 53 64 92
PROCTOSOL-HC 61 61 64 284
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 52 66 37
NITROFURANTOIN 59 54 67 251
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 68 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 52 69 78
LIPITOR 53 43 70 118
SYNTHROID 50 50 71 59
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 Nov. 17, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.