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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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17,620Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$887K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

840 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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 748 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

18% of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 840 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$451K

2014

$592K

2015

$887K

2016

Number of Claims

10,487

2014

12,448

2015

17,620

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 1,041

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

197

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 700

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

156

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

8 15
GABAPENTIN 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
TRAMADOL HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
MELOXICAM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

16 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

19 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
CARVEDILOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

24 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

26 59
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 32
ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

33 29
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 31
SYMBICORT 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 80
CEPHALEXIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 36 83
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 46
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 21
VENTOLIN HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 39
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 44
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

44 33
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 74
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 63
SUCRALFATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 131
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 47
JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 84
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 34
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 48
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 54 70
LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 55 76
VERAPAMIL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 128
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 36
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 37
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 59 61
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 45
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 60 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 40
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 65
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 124
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 62
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

68 130
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 50
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 73
NABUMETONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 162
OLANZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 71 116
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 73 226
IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 138
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 111
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 49
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 15, 2015.
  • 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.