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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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8,748Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 148 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$329K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 242 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

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

38% 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

40% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$38 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

$388K

2014

$373K

2015

$329K

2016

Number of Claims

9,080

2014

8,806

2015

8,748

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
SIMVASTATIN 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

2 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

7 3
LISINOPRIL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

9 12
OMEPRAZOLE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

10 2
TORSEMIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

11 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

12 34
SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

13 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

14 20
CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

15 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 13
FUROSEMIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 6
GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

18 11
TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 16
ALPRAZOLAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 25
GLIPIZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

22 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 18
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 24 79
ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

25 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 35
RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 30 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

A 31 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 32 28
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 33 24
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

34 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 47
FENTANYL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 O 35 51
DIGITEK 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 37 283
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 39 177
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 40 69
CEFDINIR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A 40 125
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 42 134
PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 43 176
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 44 37
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 Aug. 5, 2016.
  • 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.