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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,802Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 41

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 41

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Nebraska
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$176 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Nebraska
GABAPENTIN 454 323 94 1 5
TOPIRAMATE 405 203 63 2 17
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 283 253 55 3 35
LYRICA 246 90 40 4 64
CYMBALTA 237 158 34 5 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 231 198 43 6 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 228 67 50 7 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 225 122 34 8 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 219 197 38 9 70
LEVETIRACETAM 204 96 24 10 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 180 87 24 R 11 51
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 178 30 26 12 83
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 157 139 22 13 43
NAMENDA 150 135 26 14 70
PRIMIDONE 142 110 30 15 95
LAMOTRIGINE 141 37 17 16 15
ZONISAMIDE 106 60 19 17 109
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 101 96* 18 18 114
TRAMADOL HCL 100 53 27 19 62
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 98 93* 13 20 117
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 93 <11 <11 21 118
MELOXICAM 90 40 19 22 72
VIMPAT 85 14 17 23 120
CLOPIDOGREL 85 58 19 23 120
ALPRAZOLAM 67 38 12 B 25 59
OXCARBAZEPINE 64 25 14 26 87
SAVELLA 64 <11 <11 26 138
CLONAZEPAM 61 <11 13 B 28 14
COPAXONE 60 <11 <11 29 142
CITALOPRAM HBR 60 24 12 29 55
AZILECT 59 54* 13 31 143
MIRTAZAPINE 59 <11 <11 31 143
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 51* 14 33 66
VERAPAMIL ER PM 54 12 12 34 158
PAROXETINE HCL 54 <11 <11 34 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 <11 <11 36 65
PHENOBARBITAL 51 <11 <11 R 36 166
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.