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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,588Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 69 providers in this state and specialty

$433K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 69 providers in this state and specialty

256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

15 of this provider’s 52 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$610K

2014

$507K

2015

$433K

2016

Number of Claims

6,883

2014

6,624

2015

6,588

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
CLONAZEPAM 445

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

62

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
ALPRAZOLAM 412

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

54

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 321

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

P 3 1
LORAZEPAM 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
TRAZODONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
RISPERIDONE 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 5
GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

7 18
OLANZAPINE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

P 8 12
BUPROPION XL 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

9 17
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 30
SERTRALINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 7% of all patients

11 8
MIRTAZAPINE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

13 20
LAMOTRIGINE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

14 7
DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

15 15
ARIPIPRAZOLE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

18 22
TOPIRAMATE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
DIAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

19 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

21 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
TEMAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 7% of all patients

24 19
BUPROPION HCL SR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 50
LITHIUM CARBONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 27 28
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 28 33
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 29 14
OXCARBAZEPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 30 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 32 83
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 63
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

34 39
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.