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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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13,810Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$703K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

548 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

29% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% 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

$713K

2014

$665K

2015

$703K

2016

Number of Claims

15,545

2014

13,887

2015

13,810

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
FUROSEMIDE 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

7 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
LISINOPRIL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
PREDNISONE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

109

patients, 20% of all patients

10 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

11 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

12 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

13 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
ALPRAZOLAM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

14 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
METFORMIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 11
CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 19
TRAZODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 36
SERTRALINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 28
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O 26 16
MELOXICAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
NAMENDA XR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

<11 28 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 37
FENTANYL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 O 32 51
CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 32
DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 37 112
ROPINIROLE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 57
ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 27
LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 31
JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 41 84
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 44 42
MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

45 159
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 53
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 49 23
BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 49 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 51 38
PRIMIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 52 169
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 52 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 79
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 55 118
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 55 68
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 57 122
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 57 97
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 59 14
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 60 24
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 61 110
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 27, 2010.
  • 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.