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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,295Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 617

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 617

930 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

9% of this provider’s 930 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 930 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 18,731 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 1,104 429 S3 1 8
OMEPRAZOLE 1,074 683 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 990 716 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 889 610 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 879 692 5 6
BENAZEPRIL HCL 847 670 10 6 44
FUROSEMIDE 804 573 7 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 750 602 8 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 619 508 9 7
LISINOPRIL 569 480 10 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 513 435 11 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 483 357 12 12
METFORMIN HCL 366 241 13 9
TRAMADOL HCL 365 147 14 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 360 245 15 10
CARVEDILOL 353 247 16 19
GABAPENTIN 351 198 17 16
CRESTOR 330 185 18 28
FENOFIBRATE 328 257 19 58
ATENOLOL 297 251 20 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 279 152 21 18
DIOVAN 277 219 22 41
PROAIR HFA 263 91 23 75
MELOXICAM 261 143 24 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255 208 25 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 240 203 26 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 237 207 27 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 236 178 28 37
TRAZODONE HCL 222 81 29 51
CYMBALTA 219 72 30 49
RISPERIDONE 208 119 31 71
ALLOPURINOL 207 193 32 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 201 84 33 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 197 189 34 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 196 96 35 36
PROMETHAZINE HCL 192 80 R 36 201
ABILIFY 191 34 37 131
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189 159 38 22
RANITIDINE HCL 189 108 38 40
SERTRALINE HCL 186 122 40 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 185 97 41 38
MIRTAZAPINE 168 89 42 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 167 89 43 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 166 102 44 115
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 159 16 R 45 74
CELEBREX 157 87 46 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151 101 47 32
NEXIUM 149 33 48 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147 48 49 65
PREDNISONE 146 94 50 31
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 142 121 51 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 140 96 52 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 138 106 53 73
NAMENDA 137 112 54 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 90 55 29
KLOR-CON M20 127 112 56 116
SUCRALFATE 125 71 57 143
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 122 99 58 136
GLIMEPIRIDE 122 104 58 33
TOPIRAMATE 122 25 58 149
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 122 27 S2 58 128
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 95 62 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119 32 63 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 118 82 R 64 56
SPIRIVA 116 80 65 61
VERAPAMIL ER 113 53 66 90
PAROXETINE HCL 112 94 67 62
LANTUS 112 96 67 39
SINGULAIR 110 71 69 106
LYRICA 108 36 70 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107 66 71 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 105 68 72 114
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 104 60 73 121
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98 83 74 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 97 23 75 202
CLOPIDOGREL 92 72 76 53
NIASPAN 92 67 76 103
ZOSTAVAX 92 72 76 99
LEVOFLOXACIN 90 52 79 89
FENTANYL 90 72 S2 79 45
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 34 S2 79 134
OXYCONTIN 90 0 S2 79 133
KLOR-CON 10 87 68 83 126
CLONIDINE HCL 87 37 83 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 56 83 60
AMIODARONE HCL 87 87 83 129
FLUCONAZOLE 85 36 87 241
ACTOS 83 66 88 85
IBUPROFEN 82 0 89 140
RAMIPRIL 82 70 89 67
PEN NEEDLE 82 32 89 174
SYMBICORT 81 57 92 141
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 80 0 S2 93 264
AZITHROMYCIN 80 44 93 70
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 79 54 95 175
LOVASTATIN 79 48 95 57
CEPHALEXIN 78 44 97 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 40 97 26
VENTOLIN HFA 78 48 97 200
TIZANIDINE HCL 78 16 97 180
HYDROXYZINE HCL 77 19 R 101 206
OXYCODONE HCL 77 0 S2 101 130
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 75 42 103 113
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74 71 104 151
QUINAPRIL HCL 73 64 105 145
PLAVIX 73 61 105 86
HYDROCORTISONE 72 18 107 235
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 30 107 131
METOLAZONE 71 42 109 159
LAMOTRIGINE 70 0 110 154
BACLOFEN 70 11 110 146
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70 24 110 98
CARISOPRODOL 70 0 R 110 178
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 70 15 S2 110 248
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 17 115 76
SODIUM CHLORIDE 69 0 115 238
ZETIA 68 38 117 77
DILANTIN 68 12 117 239
AMOXICILLIN 67 41 119 135
VESICARE 67 64 119 95
ONGLYZA 65 46 121 275
ONDANSETRON ODT 64 18 122 277
ENDOCET 63 0 S2 123 182
GLYBURIDE 62 13 R 124 84
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 38 125 148
SOTALOL 60 59 126 252
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 60 19 126 289
COMBIVENT 59 0 128 187
DIOVAN HCT 59 50 128 97
LANSOPRAZOLE 58 58 130 213
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 36 131 164
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 40 132 47
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 42 132 168
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53 25 134 203
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 48 134 46
NYSTOP 52 42 136 220
DILTIAZEM ER 51 48 137 81
HUMALOG 51 29 137 152
SEROQUEL 50 12 139 218
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 22 139 192
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 17, 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.