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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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7,371Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 210 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$397K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 189 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

325 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

13% of this provider’s 325 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 325 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$352K

2014

$335K

2015

$397K

2016

Number of Claims

6,099

2014

6,367

2015

7,371

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 486

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

96

patients, 30% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

65

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

7 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

9 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

18 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

20 35
GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

21 11
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 37
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 40
METFORMIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

25 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 41
BUPROPION XL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 111
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 15
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 29 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 13
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 57
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

34 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 39
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 37 42
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 18, 2017.
  • 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.