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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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9,813Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$509K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 112 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% 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

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

58% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$406K

2014

$443K

2015

$509K

2016

Number of Claims

8,532

2014

9,052

2015

9,813

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
ATENOLOL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

5 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
FUROSEMIDE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
LISINOPRIL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

O 9 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

10 17
LEVOFLOXACIN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

139

patients, 27% of all patients

A 11 81
GLIMEPIRIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

12 39
METFORMIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 42
LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

17 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

A 22 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

24 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 53
CEPHALEXIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

A 26 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

A 27 95
ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 78
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 156
MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
FLUCONAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

32 201
NIFEDICAL XL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 201
ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 26
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 12
GABAPENTIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 11
NIFEDIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 232
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 21
METRONIDAZOLE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A 40 285
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

41 165
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 42 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 52
LINZESS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 44 153
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 44 44
ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 47 317
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 147
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 19
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 49 36
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 Aug. 15, 2017.
  • 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.