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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 102 providers in this state and specialty

$227K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 102 providers in this state and specialty

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

35% 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

34% of this provider’s 258 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 258 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$212K

2014

$252K

2015

$227K

2016

Number of Claims

5,495

2014

5,552

2015

5,191

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 287

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 268

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

52

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

8 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

9 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

10 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 8
ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

13 33
SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

14 26
GABAPENTIN 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
METFORMIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

17 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

19 24
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 20 132
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 21 27
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 23 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 23 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 6
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 26 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 27 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 28 61
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 29 82
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.