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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,925Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 198 out of 617

$301K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 239 out of 617

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Nebraska
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 334 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 5,902 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 246 216 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 243 227 2 7
LISINOPRIL 229 184 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 228 183 4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 209 188 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 201 160 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 197 168 7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176 172 8 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174 144 9 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152 144 10 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 120 11 13
SERTRALINE HCL 138 126 11 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 126 13 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 114 S3 14 8
TRAMADOL HCL 129 86 15 15
CARVEDILOL 123 108 16 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 104 66 17 30
RANITIDINE HCL 104 74 17 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101 82 19 26
SIMVASTATIN 95 90 20 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 81 21 25
ALLOPURINOL 78 74 22 27
RAMIPRIL 77 77 23 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69 69 24 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 55 25 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 51 26 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 42 27 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 51 28 34
DIOVAN 55 52 29 41
ATENOLOL 55 53 29 17
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 Aug. 10, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.