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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,854Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 245 out of 633

$262K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 287 out of 633

256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Nebraska
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Nebraska
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 301 253 48 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 216 169 42 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 200 181 27 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 168 150 36 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 159 129 23 5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 157 152* 25 6 4
TRAMADOL HCL 148 108 34 7 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 140 126 20 8 20
FUROSEMIDE 140 122 28 8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129 118 22 10 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124 91 29 S3 11 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119 119 23 12 12
LISINOPRIL 106 82 20 13 5
GABAPENTIN 93 78 16 14 16
CLONIDINE HCL 92 73 13 15 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 87 12 16 35
ALLOPURINOL 85 85 15 17 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 71* 14 18 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 70 56 16 19 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 70 12 19 13
NAMENDA 62 <11 <11 21 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 <11 <11 22 14
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 <11 <11 23 103
LOVASTATIN 55 <11 <11 23 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 <11 <11 25 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 <11 <11 26 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 <11 <11 26 86
DIOVAN 51 <11 <11 26 52
LANTUS 51 <11 <11 26 53
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 51 40 12 26 88
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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.