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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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12,472Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$678K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

44% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 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

$572K

2014

$624K

2015

$678K

2016

Number of Claims

10,050

2014

11,442

2015

12,472

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 526

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

96

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

4 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

5 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 13
LISINOPRIL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

11 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

12 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
GABAPENTIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

16 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

17 47
ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
CLOPIDOGREL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

21 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
CRESTOR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 53
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

27 26
OXYCODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 94
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

31 33
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 16
FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 35 106
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 19
SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 76
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 39 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 28
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 41 46
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 120
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

45 43
IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

46 126
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 124
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 48 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 49 79
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 50 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 41
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

54 130
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 57 23
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 58 37
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

59 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 61 62
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 62 206
FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 63 51
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

64 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

64 64
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 64 58
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 June 19, 2012.
  • 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.