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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,721Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 182 out of 617

$434K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 135 out of 617

404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 404 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 404 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 3,165 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 359 218 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 317 93 S3 2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 213 69 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 206 141 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 196 81 5 9
CARVEDILOL 184 89 6 19
LISINOPRIL 156 61 7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 136 63 8 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 133 41 9 7
TRAMADOL HCL 124 57 10 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121 46 11 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 118 13 R 12 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97 43 13 10
FUROSEMIDE 96 61 14 4
GABAPENTIN 92 11 15 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85 24 16 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85 37 16 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 82 41 18 33
PROAIR HFA 81 0 19 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76 36 20 14
NIASPAN 74 0 21 103
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74 35 21 11
SERTRALINE HCL 73 40 23 20
RANITIDINE HCL 68 31 24 40
CLONIDINE HCL 64 20 25 55
ATENOLOL 64 28 25 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 22 27 38
PREDNISONE 61 27 28 31
SYMBICORT 60 0 29 141
CRESTOR 59 15 30 28
MELOXICAM 57 30 31 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 29 31 13
BACLOFEN 57 18 31 146
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 54 34 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 40 35 47
JANUVIA 51 29 36 107
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 20, 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.