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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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9,542Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 118 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$373K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 208 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

322 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

22% of this provider’s 322 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 322 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

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$378K

2014

$377K

2015

$373K

2016

Number of Claims

9,032

2014

9,363

2015

9,542

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 511

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
LISINOPRIL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

8 50
GABAPENTIN 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

10 23
CARVEDILOL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

13 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

15 34
TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

18 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

19 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

22 32
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

24 54
METFORMIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 26 41
SIMVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 7
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 28 37
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 29 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 13
FAMOTIDINE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 29 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 33 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 35
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

36 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 37 57
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

38 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 42
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

40 93
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 42 56
NABUMETONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

43 162
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 Jan. 5, 2010.
  • 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.