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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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14,650Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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 599 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

32% of this provider’s 626 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 626 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$817K

2014

$891K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

13,272

2014

13,709

2015

14,650

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 940

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

166

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 588

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

3 6
SIMVASTATIN 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
CARVEDILOL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

13 10
SERTRALINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

14 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

16 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 23
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 62
ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
DULOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 37
BYSTOLIC 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 60
LORAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

25 31
CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
CRESTOR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 45
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
FENOFIBRATE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 106
MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 48
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 221
SPIRONOLACTONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 52
CELECOXIB 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 75
RALOXIFENE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 141
CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 25
MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 38
WELCHOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 167
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 47
ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 129
XARELTO 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 42
VESICARE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 51 90
ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 51 71
SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 44
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

56 166
NAMENDA XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 56 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 40
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 43
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 87
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 74
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 60 97
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 46
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 156
INVOKANA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 65 140
AZELASTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

65 255
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. 16, 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.
  • 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.