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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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16,711Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$953K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

10% of this provider’s 372 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

31% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$857K

2014

$944K

2015

$953K

2016

Number of Claims

14,090

2014

14,721

2015

16,711

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 923

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

109

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 687

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

3 10
FUROSEMIDE 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

5 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

P 9 52
GABAPENTIN 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
CARVEDILOL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
LISINOPRIL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
MELOXICAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

14 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

15 20
METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 41
CLONAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 46
SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

19 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

O 19 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 34
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

22 164
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

24 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 28
AMANTADINE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 212
CHLORTHALIDONE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 102
OLANZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 116
SERTRALINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 30 109
DULOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 37
ARIPIPRAZOLE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 161
JANUVIA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 84
LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

34 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 50
TOPIRAMATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 101
RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 43
ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 36
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 27
RISPERIDONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 86
CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 43 91
TRAMADOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 43 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 64
FAMOTIDINE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 58
PROPRANOLOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 47 133
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 62
ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

50 26
LANTUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 51 76
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

51 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 40
LAMOTRIGINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 54 123
BUPROPION XL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 55 111
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 42
LATUDA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 197
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 45
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 58 124
WELCHOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 60 167
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 61 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 29
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 63 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 63 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 63 63
LEVETIRACETAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 66 99
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 67 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 68 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 68 103
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 68 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

71 38
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 71 70
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 73 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 73 18
BREO ELLIPTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 75 310
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 75 104
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 77 53
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 78 72
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 April 29, 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.