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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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19,528Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$816K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

32% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 687 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$861K

2014

$765K

2015

$816K

2016

Number of Claims

18,061

2014

18,596

2015

19,528

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 840

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

6 44
ATENOLOL 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

7 27
FUROSEMIDE 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

9 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

11 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

12 54
SERTRALINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

13 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
TRAZODONE HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

17 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 10
FAMOTIDINE* 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

18 58
SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

20 7
ALPRAZOLAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 26
LISINOPRIL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 5
TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 18
GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 62
VESICARE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 90
FENOFIBRATE* 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 106
RANITIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

32 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 42
ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 24
CEPHALEXIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

A 36 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
ZETIA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 96
SUCRALFATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 131
DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 37
CLOPIDOGREL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 30
NAPROXEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 34
MISOPROSTOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 242
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 53
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 59
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 A 47 168
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 103
CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 45
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 33
CHLORTHALIDONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 53 102
LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 54 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 94
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 57 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 59 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 60 38
VERAPAMIL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 128
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 31
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 22
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 65 120
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 66 72
GEMFIBROZIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 147
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 76
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 114
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 69 137
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 71 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 72 91
CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 73 75
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 227
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 75 67
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 78 81
KLOR-CON 10 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 78 256
PRIMIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 78 169
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 8, 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.