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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,763Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

835 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

4% of this provider’s 631 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

29% of this provider’s 835 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 835 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.74M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

30,688

2014

29,693

2015

27,763

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 927

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 890

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

160

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 888

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
BENAZEPRIL HCL 792

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

4 49
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 750

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

O 5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 736

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
LISINOPRIL 546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
SIMVASTATIN 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
GABAPENTIN 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

13 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

14 12
CARVEDILOL 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
METFORMIN HCL 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

16 8
TRAMADOL HCL 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

O 17 16
MELOXICAM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

18 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
LORAZEPAM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

21 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
ALPRAZOLAM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

23 26
TRAZODONE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
SERTRALINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

26 21
ALLOPURINOL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
FENOFIBRATE* 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

28 144
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

29 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 53
ELIQUIS 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

31 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

33 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
CLONAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 46
PREDNISONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

36 33
CRESTOR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

38 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

39 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
MIRTAZAPINE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 48
CLONIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 62
CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 30
DULOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 37
RISPERIDONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 86
SYMBICORT 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

47 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 74
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 110
RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 42
TOPIRAMATE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 101
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 20
PROAIR HFA 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

55 130
CELECOXIB 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 75
TIZANIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

57 105
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 114
ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 63
LYRICA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 68
KLOR-CON M20 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 177
PAROXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

63 94
PROMETHAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 252
VENTOLIN HFA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

66 93
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 38
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 59
IBUPROFEN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

70 126
JANUVIA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

71 41
FENOFIBRATE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 77
DIAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 149
FENOFIBRATE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 106
FENTANYL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 76 51
AMIODARONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

77 107
VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 69
LAMOTRIGINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 79 123
METOLAZONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

79 150
OXYCODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 81 85
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O 81 214
GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 39
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

84 127
ARIPIPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 85 161
ONDANSETRON HCL* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

86 188
FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 86 58
INVOKANA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 88 140
CHLORTHALIDONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 102
BENICAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 88 180
CEPHALEXIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 91 83
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A 91 145
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 78
LEVETIRACETAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 64
NEXIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 119
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 66
ESTRADIOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 97 152
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 129
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 100 61
SUCRALFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

101 131
HYDROCORTISONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

102 276
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 35
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 102 96
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 105 122
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

105 166
TRADJENTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 107 178
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 108 239
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 108 120
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 108 283
BUPROPION HCL SR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 111 154
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 112 133
RAMIPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 98
VESICARE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 113 90
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

115 293
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 116 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 117 82
ONDANSETRON ODT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

118 317
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 118 124
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 120 92
OXYCONTIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 120 142
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 120 67
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 17, 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.