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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,205Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 102 providers in this state and specialty

$826K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 102 providers in this state and specialty

286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

38% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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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

$101 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$616K

2014

$710K

2015

$826K

2016

Number of Claims

8,194

2014

8,425

2015

8,205

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 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

O 2 8
LISINOPRIL 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

5 1
GABAPENTIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

7 4
FUROSEMIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 10
METFORMIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

11 50
TRAZODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

12 27
SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

13 41
CLONAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

15 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

17 59
CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
IBUPROFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

19 105
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

21 14
BACLOFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

22 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

23 25
FENTANYL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

25 32
CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
AMITIZA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

28 123
WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 29 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

A 31 75
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

31 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 33 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

34 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 36 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

36 50
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 38 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

39 34
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

40 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O 41 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

42 57
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 43 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 43 23
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 43 102
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 46 31
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

47 62
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 July 9, 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.
  • 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.