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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,724Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

699 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

3% of this provider’s 580 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 699 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 699 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

21,923

2014

23,136

2015

22,724

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 871

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

163

patients, 23% of all patients

1 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 834

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 763

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 723

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
SIMVASTATIN 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7
GABAPENTIN 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

12 15
SERTRALINE HCL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
TRAMADOL HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

19 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
ELIQUIS 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

22 29
TOPIRAMATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
MELOXICAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 42
LORAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

27 31
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 28 110
ALLOPURINOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
OXYCODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 85
CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

34 17
PREDNISONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

35 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 57
DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

39 47
NAMENDA XR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

<11 40 55
CLONAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 46
FENTANYL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 51
ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 27
CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 25
ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

46 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 32
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 114
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

49 34
SYNTHROID 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 67
FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 74
TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 28
KLOR-CON M20 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 177
LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 56 68
JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 84
LOVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 88
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 59 200
CRESTOR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 49
NYSTOP 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 198
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 122
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 78
LANTUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 76
BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 103
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 53
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 44
XARELTO 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 71 38
METHADONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O 72 267
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

74 108
RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 74 86
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 40
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 96
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 143
BUPROPION HCL SR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 154
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 63
RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 82
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 83 43
CHLORTHALIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 102
LEVEMIR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 84 155
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 86 181
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 80
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 70
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

89 127
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 277
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 91 52
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 59
MYRBETRIQ 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 93 132
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 92
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

93 93
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 172
KLOR-CON 10 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 97 256
BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 97 111
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 94
AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 107
AGGRENOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 100 303
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 102 54
AMITIZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 103 185
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 Nov. 17, 2009.
  • 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.