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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,068Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 633

$479K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 633

544 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Nebraska
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 544 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 544 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Nebraska
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 570 535 71 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 561 522 87 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 452 447* 62 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 446 428 64 4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 366 361* 40 5 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 314 297 42 6 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 302 284 44 7 4
PREDNISONE 230 208 72 8 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 228 223* 34 9 11
LISINOPRIL 210 205* 35 10 5
SERTRALINE HCL 203 198* 22 11 19
ALLOPURINOL 189 184* 27 12 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 149 48 S3 13 8
METFORMIN HCL 173 168* 28 14 10
ATENOLOL 171 171 25 15 22
MELOXICAM 169 135 29 16 23
GABAPENTIN 158 142 26 17 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 151 146* 24 18 20
BYSTOLIC 144 139* 21 19 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 134* 20 20 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135 130* 22 21 12
TRAZODONE HCL 133 115 16 22 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132 127* 17 23 9
CLOPIDOGREL 131 131 16 24 30
NAMENDA 122 <11 <11 25 34
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 121 121 18 26 108
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 119 114* 25 27 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 110* 18 28 14
FENTANYL 108 103* 13 S2 29 46
CARVEDILOL 104 104 18 30 18
TRAMADOL HCL 104 83 38 30 15
ALPRAZOLAM 88 72 23 B 32 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 80 75* 14 33 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 75* 12 33 17
DETROL LA 79 <11 <11 35 104
CELEBREX 76 <11 <11 36 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 <11 <11 37 43
FINASTERIDE 70 <11 <11 37 99
DIOVAN 69 <11 <11 39 52
MECLIZINE HCL 68 54 13 40 140
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 63* 28 40 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 <11 <11 42 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 54 44 42 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 <11 <11 44 40
CRESTOR 61 56* 12 45 27
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 <11 <11 45 92
DONEPEZIL HCL 60 <11 <11 47 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 <11 <11 47 107
SPIRIVA 59 <11 <11 49 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 <11 <11 49 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 <11 <11 R 49 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 53* 51 52 75
EXFORGE 57 <11 <11 53 191
MIRTAZAPINE 57 <11 <11 53 56
LANTUS 55 <11 <11 55 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 <11 <11 56 42
VESICARE 53 <11 <11 57 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 <11 <11 58 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 47* 22 58 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 <11 <11 58 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 <11 <11 A 61 57
FAMOTIDINE* 51 <11 <11 61 66
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 <11 <11 63 89
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 27, 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.