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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,044Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 247 providers in this state and specialty

$324K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 247 providers in this state and specialty

209 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

41% of this provider’s 209 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 209 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$270K

2014

$250K

2015

$324K

2016

Number of Claims

6,164

2014

5,966

2015

7,044

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 346

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

43

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

2 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
FUROSEMIDE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

8 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

10 16
METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
CRESTOR 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

12 49
FAMOTIDINE* 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

13 112
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

O 14 6
GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

15 12
SIMVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

16 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 18 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

19 18
TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

O 20 11
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

21 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

21 52
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 23 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 24 57
SUCRALFATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

25 129
CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 26 20
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 27 117
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

28 22
FENTANYL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 45
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 118
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

31 32
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 31 24
TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 33 153
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 34 193
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 35 41
WELCHOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 35 197
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.