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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,603Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 121 providers in this state and specialty

$727K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 121 providers in this state and specialty

322 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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 322 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 322 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $156 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$358K

2014

$544K

2015

$727K

2016

Number of Claims

3,447

2014

5,432

2015

6,603

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 509

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

87

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

2 56
METFORMIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

3 10
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

4 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

5 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

6 42
LISINOPRIL 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

10 2
LANTUS 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

11 120
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

12 5
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

13 73
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

14 37
VICTOZA 3-PAK 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

15 109
FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

16 6
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

17 61
GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
NOVOLOG 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

18 140
JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

21 8
TRAMADOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 26 9
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 116
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 28 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

29 40
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 29 63
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 110
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

32 130
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

33 122
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 33 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 35 20
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

36 38
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. 30, 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.