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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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5,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 247 providers in this state and specialty

$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 247 providers in this state and specialty

250 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

27 of this provider’s 41 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 250 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 250 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$159 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$536K

2014

$602K

2015

$829K

2016

Number of Claims

2,914

2014

3,646

2015

5,230

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
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 439

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

55

patients, 22% of all patients

1 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 399

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 22% of all patients

P 2 37
RISPERIDONE 288

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

P 3 55
CLONAZEPAM 236

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

4 33
ARIPIPRAZOLE 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

P 5 51
TRAZODONE HCL 197

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

6 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 12% of all patients

7 67
BUSPIRONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

8 96
DULOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

9 34
LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

9 39
BUPROPION XL 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

11 74
INVEGA SUSTENNA 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 132
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

13 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

13 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

15 71
CLOZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 151
SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

17 24
CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 7% of all patients

17 103
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

19 127
VIIBRYD 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 20 165
ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

21 111
OLANZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 95
GABAPENTIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

24 12
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 25 170
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 175
LATUDA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 137
LAMOTRIGINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 42
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 107
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 30 76
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 March 12, 2013.
  • 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.