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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,838Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 202 out of 617

$502K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 617

231 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

11% of this provider’s 231 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 231 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,018 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257 251 S3 1 8
OMEPRAZOLE 238 187 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 221 193 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 203 163 4 1
METFORMIN HCL 152 93 5 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 138 101 6 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 130 113 7 7
LISINOPRIL 129 85 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116 96 9 10
NOVOLOG 106 76 10 137
SIMVASTATIN 99 56 11 2
CYMBALTA 92 54 12 49
LANTUS 90 41 13 39
RISPERIDONE 90 39 13 71
CARVEDILOL 88 69 15 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84 48 16 12
NAMENDA 84 84 16 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 82 69 18 6
PREDNISONE 79 63 19 31
GABAPENTIN 78 56 20 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 56 21 30
CELEBREX 70 70 22 63
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 61 23 91
KLOR-CON M10 64 47 24 158
CLONIDINE HCL 61 45 25 55
TRAZODONE HCL 59 43 26 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58 45 27 69
BUMETANIDE 58 24 27 124
FENTANYL 58 34 S2 27 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 54 41 30 11
LEVEMIR 54 54 30 219
RESTASIS 53 53 32 310
AZITHROMYCIN 53 37 32 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 41 34 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 51 44 34 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50 44 36 23
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 Sept. 5, 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.