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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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12,557Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$552K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

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

17% 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

31% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 498 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$488K

2014

$477K

2015

$552K

2016

Number of Claims

11,728

2014

12,012

2015

12,557

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 620

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
SIMVASTATIN 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

7 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 13
FUROSEMIDE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

11 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
METFORMIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

14 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

15 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 39
MELOXICAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

21 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

22 18
CARVEDILOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
CLOPIDOGREL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

26 44
DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 37
PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

28 33
TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

30 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 17
TERAZOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 117
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
VESICARE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 38 90
FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 66
MIRTAZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 40 48
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 31
VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 42 69
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 26
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 24
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 21
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 45 72
IRBESARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 138
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 34
SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 49 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 163
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 53 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 54 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 56 64
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 57 53
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 Dec. 20, 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.