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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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23,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$982K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

835 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

4% of this provider’s 717 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

25% of this provider’s 835 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 835 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$719K

2014

$953K

2015

$982K

2016

Number of Claims

19,423

2014

22,686

2015

23,754

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 1,409

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,204

prescriptions.

235

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,146

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

978

prescriptions.

201

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

3 14
FUROSEMIDE 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
GABAPENTIN 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

11 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

O 13 13
TRAMADOL HCL 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

15 9
MELOXICAM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

16 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

18 18
LORAZEPAM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

19 31
SERTRALINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

20 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

21 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
GLIPIZIDE ER 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

24 100
TRAZODONE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

25 36
DULOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 26 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

32 79
ALLOPURINOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
MEMANTINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 89
GLIPIZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

38 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

40 44
CEPHALEXIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

A 41 83
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 47
PREDNISONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

43 33
CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 30
MIRTAZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 48
ALPRAZOLAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 26
FENTANYL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 47 51
CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 19
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 34
NABUMETONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 162
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 74
FAMOTIDINE* 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 58
ESTRADIOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 152
ADVAIR DISKUS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

57 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 78
PROAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

59 130
LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 68
SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 124
BENAZEPRIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 49
SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 80
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 148
VESICARE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 56
TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 105
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 115
SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 41
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

70 93
VERAPAMIL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 72 128
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 72 91
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 62
BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 75 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 82
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 77 92
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 46
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 79 143
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

79 126
LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 81 211
METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 50
INVOKANA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 140
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 84
NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 104
XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 86 61
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 86 69
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 88 172
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 88 55
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 88 122
GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 147
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 76
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 93 114
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 94 98
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 94 149
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 71
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 96 119
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

98 159
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 99 134
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 Feb. 10, 2014.
  • 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.