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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,870Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 121 providers in this state and specialty

$352K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 121 providers in this state and specialty

470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

11% of this provider’s 446 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $156 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$364K

2014

$436K

2015

$352K

2016

Number of Claims

7,941

2014

9,855

2015

8,870

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
FUROSEMIDE 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

4 29
SERTRALINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

5 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

6 8
GABAPENTIN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

8 12
NAMENDA XR 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

9 48
TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
LISINOPRIL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

12 4
MIRTAZAPINE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

13 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

14 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 2
TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
RISPERIDONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 20 36
SIMVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 28
METFORMIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

26 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 19
LORAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

28 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 29 16
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 32 18
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 33 31
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 34 27
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 34 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 13
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 38 118
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 38 46
LOPERAMIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

38 132
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A 41 84
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 March 18, 2010.
  • 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.