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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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9,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$606K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

373 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

49% of this provider’s 373 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 373 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$64 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

$609K

2014

$603K

2015

$606K

2016

Number of Claims

8,890

2014

9,173

2015

9,454

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 437

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

84

patients, 23% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

82

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

4 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

8 14
SYNTHROID 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

9 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

14 97
GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
FUROSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

16 6
BYSTOLIC 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

17 60
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
TERAZOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 117
WARFARIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

20 10
CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
IRBESARTAN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 138
VALSARTAN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 39
LOVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 88
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 87
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

27 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

29 20
TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 36
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

A 30 134
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 12
DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 57
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 96
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 38 61
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

40 72
CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 41 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

43 29
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

44 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 40
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 58
BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 46 180
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 10, 2010.
  • 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.