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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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19,389Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$847K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

861 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

2% of this provider’s 753 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

38% of this provider’s 861 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 861 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$781K

2014

$788K

2015

$847K

2016

Number of Claims

16,519

2014

17,202

2015

19,389

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
OMEPRAZOLE 818

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

171

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 702

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
SIMVASTATIN 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

8 54
MELOXICAM 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

9 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

10 15
METFORMIN HCL 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
CARVEDILOL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

12 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

13 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
TRAMADOL HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
CLOPIDOGREL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

19 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
SERTRALINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
LISINOPRIL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

22 5
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 139
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

A 24 95
RANITIDINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

25 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

27 115
GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

28 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
ALLOPURINOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
CRESTOR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 64
RAMIPRIL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 98
CLONAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

34 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 53
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

36 137
DONEPEZIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 41
CELECOXIB 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 75
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 74
DICYCLOMINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 181
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

43 165
LORAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 31
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

45 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

47 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

49 47
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 59
GLIPIZIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 79
FAMOTIDINE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 58
NAPROXEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 129
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 163
CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 60 83
METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 62 120
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 62 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 81
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 25
LANSOPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 271
SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 80
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 36
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 68 61
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 63
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

72 26
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 74 134
MYRBETRIQ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 132
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 65
GEMFIBROZIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 147
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 72
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 206
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 79 96
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

79 159
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

82 93
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 40
PRADAXA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 176
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 127
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 87 89
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

87 94
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 89 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 52
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.