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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,445Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

714 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

3% of this provider’s 661 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

43% of this provider’s 714 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 714 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

26,319

2014

25,882

2015

25,445

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 1,021

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

900

prescriptions.

161

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 951

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

131

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 879

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 842

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

130

patients, 18% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL 692

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

6 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 644

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

O 9 13
GABAPENTIN 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
SIMVASTATIN 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

13 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

14 3
METFORMIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
MELOXICAM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

16 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

17 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
CARVEDILOL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 32
TRAMADOL HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

O 23 16
LORAZEPAM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

24 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

26 28
ATENOLOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
TRAZODONE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

28 36
ALPRAZOLAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

28 26
CLOPIDOGREL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 30
PREDNISONE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

31 33
FENOFIBRATE* 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 144
ALLOPURINOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

34 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

A 36 81
SPIRONOLACTONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

37 41
ROPINIROLE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 57
CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

40 29
JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 84
FINASTERIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 66
CEFDINIR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

A 43 125
FENTANYL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 51
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

45 108
MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 48
DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 37
ELIQUIS 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 71
RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 43
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 215
PAROXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 38
CEPHALEXIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 83
NYSTATIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

55 159
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 56
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 54
SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 21
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 64
CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 145
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 59
AMOXICILLIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A 64 135
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 66 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 74
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 69 53
BUPROPION XL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 111
SUCRALFATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 131
PROCTOSOL-HC 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 262
MUPIROCIN* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

73 181
XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

A 74 120
TERAZOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 117
VERAPAMIL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 128
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 79 91
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 80 78
NYSTOP 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

80 198
CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 80 75
DILT-XR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 237
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 83 76
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 85 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 50
PRIMIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 87 169
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 87 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 129
DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 90 112
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 65
VESICARE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 91 90
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 101
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 93 62
TORSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 95 121
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 163
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

A 97 254
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 97 172
UNIFINE PENTIPS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 99 307
LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 99 99
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 99 97
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

102 63
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 103 96
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

103 47
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

103 150
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 103 58
MOEXIPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 10 107 258
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 Jan. 27, 2011.
  • 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.