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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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12,195Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 247 providers in this state and specialty

$614K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 247 providers in this state and specialty

369 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

59% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$653K

2014

$646K

2015

$614K

2016

Number of Claims

11,260

2014

11,466

2015

12,195

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
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 557

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

1 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 508

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 477

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
TRAMADOL HCL 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 11
MELOXICAM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

7 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

9 14
FUROSEMIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

12 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

13 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

85

patients, 23% of all patients

15 22
SODIUM BICARBONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 10 15 130
WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

18 26
ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 23
LINZESS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 110
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

21 136
DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

22 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 16
LISINOPRIL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 4
LYRICA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

A 29 89
BACLOFEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 30 63
LACTULOSE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 30 158
CEFUROXIME 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

71

patients, 19% of all patients

A 32 159
LORAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

33 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 37
SIMVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 7
FENTANYL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 45
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 37 24
CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
NEXIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 163
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 27
GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

41 12
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

A 42 105
SUCRALFATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 42 129
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

44 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 44 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 46 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 47 30
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 48 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 49 47
AMITIZA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 50 144
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 50 49
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 52 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 53 46
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 54 188
ARIPIPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 55 66
ERYTHROMYCIN* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 A 55 193
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 58 87
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 58 31
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 60 33
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 60 117
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 62 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 63 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 June 20, 2014.
  • 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.