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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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13,861Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$507K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 114 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 538 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 538 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

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$498K

2014

$466K

2015

$507K

2016

Number of Claims

13,820

2014

13,332

2015

13,861

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

1 10
FUROSEMIDE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
TRAMADOL HCL 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 16
METFORMIN HCL 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
MELOXICAM 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

8 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

10 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
LISINOPRIL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

12 5
ALPRAZOLAM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

13 26
GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 13
CARVEDILOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

16 19
SIMVASTATIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

19 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 17
RANITIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

25 33
LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
ALLOPURINOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 15
FENTANYL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

A 31 81
ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 94
OXYCONTIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 142
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 37 82
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A 37 168
KLOR-CON M10 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 229
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 64
BUPROPION XL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 111
DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 46 87
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 45
CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 48 30
ETODOLAC 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 235
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 50 78
GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 50 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

52 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

54 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 115
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 55 58
RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 98
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 58 62
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 59 37
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 60 70
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 118
IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 61 126
TORSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 63 121
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

63 108
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 63 110
CARTIA XT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 157
BYSTOLIC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 66 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 79
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 177
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 70 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 29
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 66
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 Aug. 5, 2016.
  • 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.