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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,878Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 244 out of 617

$321K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 218 out of 617

273 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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 273 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 273 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 4,422 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
OMEPRAZOLE 191 143 1 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 182 156 2 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 167 133 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154 92 S3 4 8
LISINOPRIL 150 122 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 149 135 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 145 123 7 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 115 8 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 124 81 9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119 87 10 11
GABAPENTIN 113 61 11 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99 91 12 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 90 58 13 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 86 72 14 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 67 15 76
CRESTOR 81 81 15 28
METFORMIN HCL 74 33 17 9
MELOXICAM 74 62 17 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 59 19 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 61 20 21
KLOR-CON M20 69 59 21 116
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 55 22 26
LANTUS 65 40 23 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64 59 24 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 63 61 25 6
PREDNISONE 62 38 26 31
FENTANYL 61 38 S2 27 45
ATENOLOL 59 57 28 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 54 29 29
SERTRALINE HCL 57 57 29 20
DIOVAN 56 56 31 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 28 32 37
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 Dec. 30, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.