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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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21,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$995K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

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

24% 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 637 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

29% of this provider’s 684 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 684 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$929K

2014

$932K

2015

$995K

2016

Number of Claims

18,845

2014

18,840

2015

21,040

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 1,151

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,089

prescriptions.

151

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 965

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

136

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 703

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

3 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 702

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 693

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
FUROSEMIDE 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

12 23
GABAPENTIN 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
LISINOPRIL 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

14 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

15 12
SERTRALINE HCL 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
TRAMADOL HCL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 16
CARVEDILOL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
ALLOPURINOL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
DULOXETINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
VALSARTAN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 13
MELOXICAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

26 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

27 17
SYNTHROID 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 67
BYSTOLIC 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 60
CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 30
FENOFIBRATE* 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 39
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
PREDNISONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

35 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 64
RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 43
LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 41
CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 45
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 27
ALPRAZOLAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 52
BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 46 92
MIRTAZAPINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 47 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 35
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 114
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 51 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 78
NAMENDA XR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 53 55
BOOSTRIX TDAP 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

54 264
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 127
FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 55 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 28
CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 57 72
ELIQUIS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 57 71
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 60 66
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 143
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 63
TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 36
DUTASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 63 171
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 29
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 80
CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

10 67 273
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 68 136
VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 90
NOVOLOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 70 189
COUMADIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 70 220
BUPROPION HCL SR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 154
LEVEMIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 73 155
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 75 82
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 76 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 76 56
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 76 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 79 230
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 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.
  • 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.