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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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12,117Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 99 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

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

34% 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

10% of this provider’s 479 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 479 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$473K

2014

$518K

2015

$546K

2016

Number of Claims

10,311

2014

11,444

2015

12,117

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 752

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

113

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 659

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

112

patients, 23% of all patients

2 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 582

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 561

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

4 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

5 23
OMEPRAZOLE 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

6 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

7 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

8 38
FUROSEMIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

11 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

13 8
GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

18 29
LISINOPRIL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

19 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 40
CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
FINASTERIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 66
SIMVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 7
BENAZEPRIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 32
TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 16
SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

29 12
ROPINIROLE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 57
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 204
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

33 20
ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 36 13
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 266
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 63
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 47
MEMANTINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 41 89
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 42 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 43 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 74
NATEGLINIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 323
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 Feb. 10, 2014.
  • 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.