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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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10,351Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$531K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 101 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

557 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

36% of this provider’s 557 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 557 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$665K

2014

$613K

2015

$531K

2016

Number of Claims

11,849

2014

10,845

2015

10,351

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 550

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

5 6
SERTRALINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

6 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

9 54
METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

12 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

14 12
ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

15 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 5
ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 27
CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 23
MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 22
CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

23 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 44
CELECOXIB 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 75
CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 41
TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 34 63
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 35 106
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

A 36 73
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

A 37 168
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 47
CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 39 83
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 94
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 43 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 78
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 85
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 46 39
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 47 72
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 118
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 147
JANUMET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 49 323
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 26, 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.