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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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13,736Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$493K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

30% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$456K

2014

$489K

2015

$493K

2016

Number of Claims

13,321

2014

13,530

2015

13,736

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

5 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

6 10
SIMVASTATIN 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

8 2
METFORMIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
TRAMADOL HCL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

12 39
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

13 118
CITALOPRAM HBR 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

16 3
GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 34
LORAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 24
MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 42
CARTIA XT 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 157
CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
CARVEDILOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 17
PRAZOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 218
FENTANYL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
FENOFIBRATE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 106
MEMANTINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 64
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 39 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 49
MECLIZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 159
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 27
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 35
ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 96
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

46 33
QUINAPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 209
FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 66
GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 147
LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

A 50 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 51 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 74
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

54 166
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 55 146
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 115
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 57 13
AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 58 107
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 26
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 Aug. 5, 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.