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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,995Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 617

$459K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 617

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 485 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 11,703 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 609 505 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 580 518 2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 501 466 3 7
FUROSEMIDE 482 440 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 481 403 5 2
ATENOLOL 426 396 6 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419 399 7 6
LISINOPRIL 312 298 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 249 237 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241 229 10 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 240 204 11 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 231 208 12 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 229 227 13 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 219 187 14 12
METFORMIN HCL 209 195 15 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196 156 S3 16 8
CEPHALEXIN 156 140 17 68
GABAPENTIN 147 124 18 16
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 130 19 183
CARVEDILOL 127 104 20 19
PREDNISONE 126 120 21 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 117 108 22 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 100 23 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 112 24 22
SERTRALINE HCL 108 105 25 20
TRAMADOL HCL 107 91 26 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 102 27 37
PREMARIN 96 92 R 28 108
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 86 29 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 83 30 32
AMOXICILLIN 90 80 31 135
DIOVAN 86 86 32 41
SYNTHROID 84 80 33 59
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 84 84 33 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83 83 35 52
DIOVAN HCT 81 81 36 97
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 79 76 37 153
ALLOPURINOL 78 60 38 27
GEMFIBROZIL 78 72 38 105
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 77 40 13
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77 77 40 88
LOVASTATIN 76 76 42 57
NAMENDA 76 76 42 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 69 44 91
DIGOXIN 70 70 45 48
MELOXICAM 68 57 46 24
FENTANYL 64 41 S2 47 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 62 48 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 52 49 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 49 49 26
BYSTOLIC 61 42 49 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 57 52 60
AZITHROMYCIN 60 56 52 70
RAMIPRIL 60 59 52 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 55 29
DILTIAZEM ER 57 57 56 81
CLOPIDOGREL 57 57 56 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 54 58 30
RISPERIDONE 54 40 58 71
RANITIDINE HCL 53 26 60 40
LANTUS 51 51 61 39
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.