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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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7,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 205 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$386K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 197 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

3% of this provider’s 375 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$302K

2014

$369K

2015

$386K

2016

Number of Claims

6,703

2014

7,897

2015

7,459

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 359

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
GABAPENTIN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

10 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

11 28
METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
NAMENDA XR 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

13 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

14 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

17 9
SIMVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

17 7
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

19 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

20 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

25 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

27 29
CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
ACETIC ACID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 28 273
LATANOPROST 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 30 248
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 32 57
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

32 22
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 35
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 36
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 Feb. 13, 2015.
  • 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.