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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,265Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 633

$604K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 633

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

4% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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.

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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 656 608 83 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 492 418 90 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 430 391 69 3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 341 310 74 4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294 289* 50 5 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283 278* 54 6 17
TRAMADOL HCL 271 232 69 7 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258 237 38 8 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 239 219 47 9 11
SIMVASTATIN 239 201 55 9 3
METFORMIN HCL 217 183 38 11 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194 165 43 S3 12 8
CARVEDILOL 189 189 37 13 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 184 179* 31 14 50
CRESTOR 182 168 37 15 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174 155 41 16 28
NAMENDA 158 158 14 17 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 155 142 32 18 20
LISINOPRIL 153 141 35 19 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151 139 27 20 24
FINASTERIDE 146 134 22 21 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142 107 25 22 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 141 122 102 23 83
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132 121 24 24 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 119 25 25 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118 96 29 26 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 114 109* 27 27 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 106* 19 28 43
ALLOPURINOL 106 80 25 29 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 79 18 30 40
LORAZEPAM 101 96* 32 B 31 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 73 16 32 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96 83 16 33 93
PREDNISONE 93 88* 41 34 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 91 86* 20 35 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 67 22 R 36 71
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 69 15 37 49
GABAPENTIN 83 78* 17 38 16
SPIRIVA 83 72 21 38 67
JANUVIA 72 59 14 40 97
ZETIA 71 60 13 41 85
CLOPIDOGREL 71 71 12 41 30
PAROXETINE HCL 69 <11 <11 43 74
ATENOLOL 69 69 11 43 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 52 13 45 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 53 16 45 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 59* 13 47 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 58* 11 48 92
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 <11 <11 49 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 <11 <11 50 112
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 <11 <11 51 68
FAMOTIDINE* 59 54* 14 51 66
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58 53* 13 53 89
IRBESARTAN 55 <11 <11 54 173
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 50* 34 54 75
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53 37 12 56 143
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 »

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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 March 8, 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.