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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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14,215Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$617K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

414 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

38% of this provider’s 414 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 414 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$706K

2014

$703K

2015

$617K

2016

Number of Claims

14,438

2014

14,238

2015

14,215

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 862

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

114

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

105

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

90

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

6 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

8 4
METFORMIN HCL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

10 15
GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
LISINOPRIL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

14 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 113
TRAMADOL HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

O 16 16
CLOPIDOGREL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

17 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

18 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

19 20
RANITIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 43
GLIPIZIDE ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

21 100
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

O 22 13
CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
MELOXICAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

25 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

26 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

28 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

29 12
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 97
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

31 33
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

32 24
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
SYMBICORT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 80
CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 35 72
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 112
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 41 55
MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

44 45
AMIODARONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 44 107
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 46 133
GEMFIBROZIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 147
MEMANTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 48 89
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 187
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 50 109
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 51 106
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

A 51 73
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 91
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 53 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 56 82
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 57 129
CARTIA XT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

57 157
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 59 78
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 59 37
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 59 118
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

59 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 158
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 42
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 65 136
RALOXIFENE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 66 141
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 31
BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 111
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 Jan. 6, 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.