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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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5,603Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 284 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$367K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 214 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

310 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

18% of this provider’s 310 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 310 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$340K

2014

$337K

2015

$367K

2016

Number of Claims

5,810

2014

5,311

2015

5,603

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 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

5 1
SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

7 15
METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

9 21
FUROSEMIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

11 22
ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

12 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 13
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

14 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

15 12
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

16 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

17 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

19 14
GABAPENTIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 21 19
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

21 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

23 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 25 90
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 27 36
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

30 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 30 9
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 May 14, 2014.
  • 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.