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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 199

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 199

798 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

9% of this provider’s 798 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 798 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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
SIMVASTATIN 896 821 177 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 731 604 153 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 670 588 129 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 623 558 122 4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 585 506 100 5 7
LISINOPRIL 583 543 109 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 416 343 82 7 5
GABAPENTIN 378 330 68 8 14
CARVEDILOL 367 347 77 9 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 343 253 80 S3 10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 343 301 57 10 8
SERTRALINE HCL 314 276 63 12 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 307 279 58 13 28
METFORMIN HCL 277 248 61 14 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 273 230 63 15 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 254 203 51 16 39
TORSEMIDE 248 235 53 17 89
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238 187 45 18 12
CLOPIDOGREL 233 208 45 19 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 232 189 53 20 25
ALLOPURINOL 206 187 43 21 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201 182 53 22 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 196 164 36 23 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 190 185* 41 24 51
CELEBREX 186 170 24 25 63
PREDNISONE 181 170 43 26 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179 179 39 27 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 179 174* 31 27 30
CRESTOR 178 173* 31 29 31
TRAMADOL HCL 175 144 59 30 16
NAMENDA 168 163* 24 31 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160 144 33 32 45
LORAZEPAM 160 121 46 B 32 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 145 29 34 49
MELOXICAM 156 117 38 35 32
RISPERIDONE 151 121 27 A 36 90
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 130 33 37 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 126 36 38 15
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 138 133* 34 39 103
FENTANYL 137 132* 30 S2 40 77
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 136 131* 17 R 41 86
LYRICA 126 93 18 42 82
DIOVAN 125 110 19 43 42
VESICARE 119 94 17 44 67
LANTUS 115 91 27 45 60
RANITIDINE HCL 111 96 22 46 57
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 109 92 19 47 155
CLONAZEPAM 107 96 28 B 48 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 103 98* 22 49 147
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 99 73 53 50 150
WELCHOL 98 82 16 51 128
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 91* 19 52 18
CYMBALTA 94 89* 16 53 44
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 94 89* 18 53 188
MIRTAZAPINE 93 93 18 55 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87 67 17 56 58
RAMIPRIL 85 70 15 57 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 73 16 57 36
ATENOLOL 84 79* 20 59 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 44 23 R 59 78
NEXIUM 83 78* 12 61 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 67 14 62 43
SPIRIVA 77 72* 18 63 69
KLOR-CON M20 75 56 13 64 131
AMITIZA 72 61 20 65 211
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 66* 22 66 66
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 <11 <11 66 148
CEPHALEXIN 71 66* 53 66 104
VYTORIN 70 65* 11 69 182
AZITHROMYCIN 70 65* 64 69 68
KLOR-CON M10 69 58 11 71 99
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 68 63* 15 72 37
IBUPROFEN 66 40 14 73 160
BYSTOLIC 65 65 12 74 54
DOXEPIN HCL 64 46 13 75 255
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63 58* 13 76 112
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61 41 16 77 126
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 56* 15 77 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 38 15 A 79 53
HUMALOG 60 55* 12 79 123
FAMOTIDINE* 59 54* 13 81 64
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 39 19 S2 82 87
TRAZODONE HCL 58 <11 <11 82 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 <11 <11 82 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 <11 <11 85 76
SYNTHROID 57 <11 <11 85 41
CLONIDINE HCL 56 <11 <11 87 52
JANUVIA 56 <11 <11 87 84
FENOFIBRATE* 55 <11 <11 89 59
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 <11 <11 89 225
URSODIOL 55 <11 <11 89 229
NABUMETONE 55 <11 <11 89 214
NOVOLOG 54 49* 12 93 119
EXELON 54 <11 <11 93 105
TOPIRAMATE 52 12 13 95 171
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 41 20 95 35
AMILORIDE HCL 51 <11 <11 97 289
SYMBICORT 51 36 12 97 120
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 50 45* 12 99 108
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 Aug. 29, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.