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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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11,642Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$647K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

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

35% 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

2% of this provider’s 517 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

17% of this provider’s 589 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 589 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$421K

2014

$568K

2015

$647K

2016

Number of Claims

7,659

2014

10,612

2015

11,642

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
OMEPRAZOLE 584

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 567

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

4 14
LISINOPRIL 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
TRAMADOL HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

11 4
METFORMIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

13 3
CARVEDILOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

15 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 13
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 59
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 12
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 127
MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
FENTANYL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 56
GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

33 29
FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 34 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 54
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 74
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 72
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 45
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 119
BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 103
SULINDAC 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 207
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 47 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 129
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

49 33
NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 104
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 50 68
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

A 52 73
VICTOZA 3-PAK 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 52 191
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 41
CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 55 157
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 31
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 137
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 58 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 60 35
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 62 28
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 62 69
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. 15, 2011.
  • 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.