Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

8,527Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 161 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$516K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 104 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

462 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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.

More resources »

Antibiotics

12% of this provider’s 462 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

More resources »

Opioids

11% of this provider’s 462 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$576K

2014

$557K

2015

$516K

2016

Number of Claims

9,614

2014

9,397

2015

8,527

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 628

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

163

patients, 35% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 438

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

117

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 408

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

7 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

8 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
GABAPENTIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
ROPINIROLE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

15 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 35
CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

20 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 69
MYRBETRIQ 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 24 132
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 9
ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 34
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 37
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 24
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 33 61
METFORMIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 8
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

34 33
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 Nov. 17, 2009.
  • 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.