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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 617

$527K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 617

595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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 595 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 595 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 13,062 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

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 648 618 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 636 631 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 577 509 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 493 470 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 490 415 5 1
SIMVASTATIN 473 425 6 2
LISINOPRIL 397 367 7 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 293 288 8 12
TRAMADOL HCL 289 190 9 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 283 245 10 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273 255 11 21
METFORMIN HCL 264 241 12 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259 254 13 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 242 192 S3 14 8
MELOXICAM 225 197 15 24
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 204 16 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 171 17 13
ATENOLOL 168 158 18 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 154 136 19 32
CARVEDILOL 154 149 19 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151 151 21 11
CRESTOR 149 136 22 28
GABAPENTIN 146 111 23 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 138 131 24 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135 135 25 25
DIGOXIN 132 132 26 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 110 27 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125 124 28 52
ALLOPURINOL 124 108 29 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120 85 30 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 117 30 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 106 32 22
CAPTOPRIL 114 114 33 211
LANTUS 111 68 34 39
VYTORIN 102 100 35 160
KLOR-CON M10 92 91 36 158
ETODOLAC 90 58 37 195
VERAPAMIL ER 90 90 37 90
PRAZOSIN HCL 89 89 39 261
RANITIDINE HCL 88 55 40 40
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88 85 40 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 86 42 30
TRICOR 86 86 42 83
QUINAPRIL HCL 86 81 42 145
SERTRALINE HCL 85 60 45 20
RAMIPRIL 83 78 46 67
NAMENDA 81 81 47 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 81 47 26
PREDNISONE 78 68 49 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77 64 50 98
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 37 R 51 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 58 51 46
NEXIUM 72 58 53 43
DETROL LA 71 71 54 127
FENTANYL 69 69 S2 55 45
CLOPIDOGREL 69 69 55 53
GEMFIBROZIL 69 61 55 105
ZETIA 64 64 58 77
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 61 59 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 52 60 37
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 50 61 89
MECLIZINE HCL 55 51 62 150
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 55 62 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 55 62 117
NIASPAN 55 33 62 103
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 51 66 69
SYNTHROID 52 47 67 59
GLIPIZIDE 51 35 68 82
LIPITOR 50 42 69 118
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.