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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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14,099Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$670K

2014

$718K

2015

$807K

2016

Number of Claims

13,128

2014

12,738

2015

14,099

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 671

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 642

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
CARVEDILOL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

7 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

8 18
OMEPRAZOLE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

9 2
METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 13
PREDNISONE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

14 33
SIMVASTATIN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

15 15
CLOPIDOGREL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

17 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

18 32
DULOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 10
CRESTOR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 45
ALPRAZOLAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
MIRTAZAPINE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 48
MELOXICAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

27 22
TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O 28 16
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 46
NAMENDA XR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 30 55
SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 31 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

32 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 34 91
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 35 206
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 37 120
DICYCLOMINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 38 181
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 34
DEXILANT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 41 222
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 42 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 45 25
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 46 68
METOLAZONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 46 150
SUCRALFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 48 131
SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 49 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 50 78
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 51 87
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 51 76
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 53 112
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 17
ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 54 41
DILT-XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 57 237
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 58 27
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 58 89
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 60 172
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 44
BUMETANIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 63 183
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 74
LEVEMIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 155
LINZESS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 65 153
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 65 72
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 154
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 68 43
GLIPIZIDE XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 225
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 51
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 Sept. 6, 2013.
  • 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.