ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

15,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 633

$974K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 633

505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Nebraska
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Nebraska
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 585 467 80 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 482 287 76 S3 2 8
FUROSEMIDE 464 331 69 3 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 436 370 62 4 11
OMEPRAZOLE 422 311 74 5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 416 299 39 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 385 350 56 7 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291 258 42 8 9
SIMVASTATIN 290 255 50 9 3
METFORMIN HCL 227 177 37 10 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222 205 33 11 13
LISINOPRIL 216 150 43 12 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 208 190 38 13 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203 162 37 14 28
GABAPENTIN 190 158 28 15 16
CLOPIDOGREL 182 177* 25 16 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 178 147 26 A 17 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 108 24 18 20
ALLOPURINOL 153 136 22 19 25
SERTRALINE HCL 151 140 20 20 19
RANITIDINE HCL 150 122 19 21 45
NAMENDA 150 145* 15 21 34
PREDNISONE 149 104 49 23 36
ABILIFY 143 75 13 A 24 97
ATENOLOL 138 107 19 25 22
VESICARE 134 134 16 26 69
LORAZEPAM 131 73 28 B 27 37
FAMOTIDINE* 128 104 31 28 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 125 120* 16 29 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 120* 22 29 17
MELOXICAM 125 109 32 29 23
ALPRAZOLAM 118 113* 20 B 32 32
NEXIUM 110 45 17 33 47
ZETIA 108 93 15 34 85
TRAMADOL HCL 108 79 26 34 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 99 82 14 36 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99 72 26 36 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 98 58 14 38 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95 90* 16 39 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95 65 15 39 59
CRESTOR 94 71 15 41 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 59 22 42 26
CYMBALTA 91 44 12 43 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 62 57 44 75
CLONAZEPAM 89 52 15 B 44 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 65 13 46 73
LANTUS 84 69 14 47 53
CEFDINIR 82 43 54 48 159
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82 <11 <11 48 132
CELEBREX 81 <11 <11 50 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 59 14 51 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 72* 12 52 51
SUCRALFATE 77 29 15 52 135
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 38 19 S2 54 90
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75 70* 19 54 21
TRAZODONE HCL 74 69* 17 56 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 <11 <11 57 78
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 68 68 11 58 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 <11 <11 59 43
LEVETIRACETAM 65 <11 11 59 152
LYRICA 62 17 15 61 81
RISPERIDONE 61 <11 <11 A 62 79
FENOFIBRATE* 61 <11 <11 62 60
RAMIPRIL 60 <11 <11 64 77
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59 <11 <11 R 65 62
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 59 11 65 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 <11 <11 67 58
FENTANYL 57 46 16 S2 68 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 33 16 R 69 80
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 44 32 70 87
TOVIAZ 55 <11 <11 70 300
MIRTAZAPINE 54 <11 <11 72 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 <11 <11 73 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 <11 <11 73 101
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 <11 <11 73 35
DIOVAN 52 <11 <11 76 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 <11 <11 76 42
FLUCONAZOLE 51 36 26 78 210
BUPROPION XL 51 <11 <11 78 141
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 33 20 78 39
CARVEDILOL 50 <11 <11 81 18
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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.