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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,120Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 175 out of 633

$321K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 223 out of 633

426 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Nebraska
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 426 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Nebraska
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414 386 60 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 365 360* 58 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 298 279 41 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285 269 39 4 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258 258 29 5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 253 225 39 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 232 216 29 7 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220 220 30 8 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171 166* 29 9 17
CLONIDINE HCL 168 156 26 10 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167 162* 24 11 11
LISINOPRIL 158 130 24 12 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 150 145* 22 13 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 150 145* 24 13 7
GABAPENTIN 147 123 25 15 16
TRAMADOL HCL 145 126 37 16 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 143 17 17 14
PREDNISONE 121 116* 57 18 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 98 20 19 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 93 23 S3 20 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 93 19 21 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 100 19 22 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 91 14 23 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 <11 <11 24 24
CRESTOR 88 83* 16 25 27
ATENOLOL 88 77 17 25 22
ALLOPURINOL 87 82* 18 27 25
CARVEDILOL 81 81 13 28 18
BYSTOLIC 74 52 12 29 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71 <11 <11 30 42
ALPRAZOLAM 68 63* 18 B 31 32
CLOPIDOGREL 66 <11 <11 32 30
ZETIA 64 <11 <11 33 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 50 12 33 51
CEPHALEXIN 63 58* 58 35 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 63 <11 <11 35 9
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 <11 <11 37 106
MELOXICAM 53 48* 17 38 23
VYTORIN 53 <11 <11 38 178
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 46* 40 40 75
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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. 13, 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.