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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 127 providers in this state and specialty

$428K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 127 providers in this state and specialty

285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

16% of this provider’s 285 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 285 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$247K

2014

$319K

2015

$428K

2016

Number of Claims

4,322

2014

5,005

2015

6,524

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
LISINOPRIL 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

59

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
METFORMIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

2 11
OMEPRAZOLE 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
TRAMADOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 8
GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

9 18
FUROSEMIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
SIMVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

13 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 4
MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

16 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

17 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

18 70
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

20 52
LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

20 47
METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

22 41
GEMFIBROZIL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 23 130
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 93
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

26 138
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

27 61
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 28 63
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 29 25
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 8% of all patients

30 98
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

32 20
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

33 90
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 111
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 35 114
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

36 14
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

37 32
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 Sept. 4, 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.
  • 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.