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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,134Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 102 providers in this state and specialty

$367K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 102 providers in this state and specialty

364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

30% of this provider’s 364 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 364 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$336K

2014

$356K

2015

$367K

2016

Number of Claims

6,281

2014

7,111

2015

7,134

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
OMEPRAZOLE 378

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 376

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

77

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

5 14
LISINOPRIL 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
ATENOLOL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

7 24
SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
FUROSEMIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

10 41
GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

12 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

13 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 8
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

17 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

18 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 34
GLIPIZIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 21 23
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 59
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 24 40
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 25 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 35
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 29 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 25
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 32 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 32 71
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 34 50
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 35 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 36
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 36 20
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 Sept. 16, 2009.
  • 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.