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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,345Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 247 providers in this state and specialty

$343K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 247 providers in this state and specialty

336 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

35% of this provider’s 336 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 336 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$278K

2014

$325K

2015

$343K

2016

Number of Claims

6,845

2014

7,283

2015

7,345

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 646

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

92

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

2 7
FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

6 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

7 3
LISINOPRIL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

10 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

11 25
CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

12 20
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

13 24
RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

14 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 15 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

16 40
MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

17 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

19 29
GABAPENTIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

21 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 23 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 24 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
METFORMIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 28 9
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 28 11
FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 31 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 16
GLIPIZIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 32 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 34 30
TRULICITY 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 35 143
CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 41
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 37 66
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 38 94
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 38 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 40 48
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 March 15, 2008.
  • 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.