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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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30,894Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

1,212 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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 1,115 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

27% of this provider’s 1,212 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 1,212 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$51 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

$1.42M

2014

$1.42M

2015

$1.57M

2016

Number of Claims

29,905

2014

29,610

2015

30,894

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 1,643

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,549

prescriptions.

302

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,090

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,053

prescriptions.

190

patients, 16% of all patients

2 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,088

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,014

prescriptions.

237

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 999

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

887

prescriptions.

205

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 963

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

958

prescriptions.

161

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 883

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

6 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

158

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
SIMVASTATIN 729

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

176

patients, 15% of all patients

8 7
LISINOPRIL 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

143

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

137

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15
TRAMADOL HCL 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

O 11 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
GABAPENTIN 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
METFORMIN HCL 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

15 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

16 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

18 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

19 54
SERTRALINE HCL 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
ALLOPURINOL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
CARVEDILOL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
FAMOTIDINE* 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

25 58
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
NAMENDA XR 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

28 55
ATENOLOL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

30 97
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

32 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

33 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
MELOXICAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

35 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

36 40
LORAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

37 31
CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

38 30
SYMBICORT 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

39 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

40 41
LOVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

41 88
CLONAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

42 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

43 39
PAROXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

45 70
MEMANTINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

46 89
TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

46 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

48 44
DULOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

49 37
PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

50 33
MIRTAZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

51 48
ALPRAZOLAM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

52 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

53 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

53 78
CRESTOR 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

55 45
ELIQUIS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

57 82
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

58 108
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 113
VERAPAMIL ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 128
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

61 42
PROPRANOLOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

62 133
TORSEMIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

63 121
VESICARE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 90
BUSPIRONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

65 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

66 63
RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

67 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

68 74
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

68 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

70 50
FENTANYL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O 71 51
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 66
RALOXIFENE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

73 141
XARELTO 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

73 61
GEMFIBROZIL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

75 147
LEVETIRACETAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 76 99
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

77 91
IBUPROFEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

77 126
CEPHALEXIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A 79 83
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

80 35
AMOXICILLIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

A 80 135
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

A 82 145
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

83 47
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

83 72
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

85 114
ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

87 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 88 129
LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A 89 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A 89 95
AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

91 107
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

92 127
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 92 136
NYSTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

94 159
BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 92
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

96 187
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 97 277
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

98 232
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

99 87
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 100 170
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 101 84
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 101 76
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

101 124
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 104 181
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

105 94
METHOTREXATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 105 184
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 105 150
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 108 112
MULTAQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 108 323
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A 108 73
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. 24, 2013.
  • 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.