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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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6,979Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 102 providers in this state and specialty

$427K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 102 providers in this state and specialty

458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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 366 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

25% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

58% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

2014

$169K

2015

$427K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,988

2015

6,979

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 423

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

130

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 8
TRAMADOL HCL 372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

105

patients, 23% of all patients

O 2 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

3 13
LORAZEPAM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

4 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

5 1
GABAPENTIN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

6 11
FUROSEMIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

8 49
OMEPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

9 2
LISINOPRIL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
LYRICA 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

12 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 4
FENTANYL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 14 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

15 17
JANTOVEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 16 110
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

19 77
NYSTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

20 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

20 23
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 95
METFORMIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
LEVOFLOXACIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A 28 75
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 101
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 52
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 26
XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

32 66
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 33 102
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 69
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 35 42
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 36 24
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 20
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 38 157
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 161
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 161
LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 39 161
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. 3, 2016.
  • 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.