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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,751Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 115 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$497K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Nebraska
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$480K

2014

$502K

2015

$497K

2016

Number of Claims

10,122

2014

9,879

2015

9,751

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 535

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 475

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

2 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

4 17
OMEPRAZOLE 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

6 12
FUROSEMIDE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
SERTRALINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

8 21
SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

11 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

14 42
ALLOPURINOL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
GEMFIBROZIL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

17 147
LISINOPRIL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

18 5
CRESTOR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

19 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 50
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 257
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

23 14
CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 4
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

27 33
RAMIPRIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 98
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 29 56
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 37
AMOXICILLIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

A 31 135
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 166
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 33 13
VICTOZA 3-PAK 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 34 191
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 35 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 36 23
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 Sept. 22, 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.