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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 130 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$435K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 162 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

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

41% 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

11% of this provider’s 251 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$381K

2014

$432K

2015

$435K

2016

Number of Claims

7,720

2014

8,393

2015

9,175

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

O 7 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

8 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
LISINOPRIL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

9 34
GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

14 29
SIMVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

15 7
CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
ROPINIROLE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

16 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

18 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

19 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 42
PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

21 33
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

22 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 56
MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

26 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

27 18
FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

29 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

30 230
DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 31 32
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

31 46
NAMENDA XR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 31 55
CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

34 30
METFORMIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

35 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 36 109
TOPIRAMATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

37 101
CEFDINIR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

A 37 125
TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

O 39 16
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 40 24
FENTANYL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 51
SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

42 21
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 42 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

44 35
GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 45 100
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 46 69
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

47 37
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 48 48
LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 49 123
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

50 43
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

50 31
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 Aug. 5, 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.