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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,218Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 617

$995K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 617

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 620 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 620 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 13,578 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
SIMVASTATIN 774 665 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 667 460 2 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 610 493 3 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 544 329 4 1
LISINOPRIL 526 418 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 525 393 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 425 288 7 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 413 378 8 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 347 238 S3 9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 330 297 10 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 318 251 11 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308 263 12 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301 251 13 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 292 230 14 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 276 203 15 23
GABAPENTIN 271 148 16 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 259 250 17 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239 190 18 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222 204 19 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203 161 20 22
CRESTOR 201 145 21 28
FENOFIBRATE 197 173 22 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 196 151 23 33
TRAMADOL HCL 191 73 24 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 188 125 25 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 165 118 26 18
SERTRALINE HCL 159 146 27 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 152 68 28 66
SYNTHROID 142 133 29 59
CYMBALTA 141 64 30 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140 102 31 37
ATENOLOL 137 131 32 17
MELOXICAM 129 92 33 24
RANITIDINE HCL 128 45 34 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 123 85 35 73
ZETIA 118 91 36 77
CARVEDILOL 117 97 37 19
ACTOS 116 93 38 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 53 39 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115 87 39 76
PREDNISONE 111 80 41 31
DIOVAN 110 105 42 41
TRICOR 110 79 42 83
NIASPAN 109 64 44 103
CHLORTHALIDONE 108 108 45 123
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 101 22 S2 46 128
ALLOPURINOL 100 88 47 27
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 74 47 47
RAMIPRIL 98 92 49 67
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 33 S2 50 134
OXYCODONE HCL 93 14 S2 51 130
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92 92 52 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 91 80 53 30
CELEBREX 89 66 54 63
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 89 87 54 151
BACLOFEN 89 40 54 146
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 88 53 57 113
LOVASTATIN 83 48 58 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 57 59 115
NAPROXEN 80 68 60 101
RISPERIDONE 79 30 61 71
NEXIUM 79 46 61 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 59 63 26
FENTANYL 75 43 S2 64 45
AGGRENOX 73 73 65 155
GLIPIZIDE ER 72 42 66 94
OXYCONTIN 71 0 S2 67 133
QUINAPRIL HCL 70 47 68 145
LANTUS 69 44 69 39
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 69 67 69 136
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 62 71 79
TOPIRAMATE 67 0 72 149
SPIRIVA 67 40 72 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 49 74 88
NAMENDA 61 57 75 35
CLONIDINE HCL 60 37 76 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 36 76 69
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 57 76 44
KLOR-CON 10 60 35 76 126
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 39 76 91
VESICARE 59 37 81 95
LEVETIRACETAM 58 22 82 166
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 19 83 78
PAROXETINE HCL 56 43 83 62
EVISTA 56 56 83 119
LYRICA 56 20 83 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 19 R 83 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 39 R 88 56
METHADONE HCL 54 0 S2 89 236
LIPITOR 54 33 89 118
TRAZODONE HCL 53 36 91 51
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53 53 91 122
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 50 91 112
MIRTAZAPINE 53 36 91 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52 13 95 32
TERAZOSIN HCL 52 46 95 96
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 26 R 97 201
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 Nov. 17, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.