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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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12,059Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$551K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Nebraska
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 456 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 499 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 499 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$46 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

$611K

2014

$633K

2015

$551K

2016

Number of Claims

12,996

2014

12,455

2015

12,059

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 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

5 10
GABAPENTIN 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

8 18
LISINOPRIL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

10 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
SERTRALINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

12 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

15 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 8
CARVEDILOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 19
TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
DULOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 37
LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 31
CHLORTHALIDONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 102
METFORMIN HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 50
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

32 33
MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

35 29
BYSTOLIC 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 36 60
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 87
IRBESARTAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 138
NAMENDA XR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 38 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 69
AMOXICILLIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A 42 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 43 64
XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 44 61
ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 26
CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 46 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 62
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 49 41
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 50 46
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 45
CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 30
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 53 80
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 72
ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 55 71
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

56 108
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 82
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 Sept. 15, 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.