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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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9,348Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 125 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

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

42% 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

41% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$450K

2014

$469K

2015

$546K

2016

Number of Claims

8,963

2014

9,664

2015

9,348

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
FUROSEMIDE 451

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

7 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
SIMVASTATIN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

12 3
GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

17 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 16
LYRICA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 20 68
LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

21 31
FENTANYL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 51
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 26
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

25 21
MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 40
CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 30 179
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

31 108
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 17
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 34 74
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 37
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 25
NAMENDA XR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 38 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 23
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 40 114
TERAZOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 117
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 42 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 43 57
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 44 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 46 82
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 47 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 95
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 16, 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.
  • 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.