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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 1111

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1111

591 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Oklahoma
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 591 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 591 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,487 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Oklahoma
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 662 413 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 534 388 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 469 302 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 421 330 4 7
GABAPENTIN 369 232 5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 360 230 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 317 247 7 6
SERTRALINE HCL 305 245 8 24
SIMVASTATIN 299 230 9 5
ATENOLOL 253 194 10 22
TRAMADOL HCL 233 142 11 13
METFORMIN HCL 232 162 12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 221 158 13 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216 180 14 9
CARVEDILOL 208 165 15 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 206 138 16 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201 166 17 12
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 200 148 18 108
BUMETANIDE 194 135 19 173
CYMBALTA 191 77 20 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 190 141 21 16
RISPERIDONE 179 71 22 60
WARFARIN SODIUM 177 157 23 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 167 115 24 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 166 81 25 44
NAMENDA 148 139 26 31
ETODOLAC 145 103 27 137
DIGOXIN 132 131 28 47
LANTUS 131 57 29 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130 48 30 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 127 93 31 68
FINASTERIDE 126 98 32 115
OLANZAPINE 123 45 33 117
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118 68 34 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118 99 34 28
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 118 28 R 34 169
RANITIDINE HCL 116 64 37 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 47 38 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 99 39 11
CLOPIDOGREL 111 98 40 30
TRAZODONE HCL 109 66 41 32
ABILIFY 107 63 42 123
HALOPERIDOL 101 45 43 180
DOXEPIN HCL 100 43 44 215
NEXIUM 96 56 45 26
DETROL LA 96 59 45 139
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95 71 47 101
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 79 48 34
MIRTAZAPINE 92 67 49 52
LYRICA 90 44 50 62
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 0 S2 50 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89 60 52 126
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 78 52 23
ALLOPURINOL 88 76 54 36
PLAVIX 88 63 54 49
KLOR-CON M20 88 45 54 79
ENDOCET 85 26 S2 57 134
SPIRIVA 85 55 57 53
CRESTOR 82 60 59 33
PREDNISONE 82 54 59 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 48 61 45
BACLOFEN 79 16 62 119
FENTANYL 73 13 S2 63 65
SEROQUEL XR 73 19 63 237
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 72 61 65 371
EXELON 70 65 66 121
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70 28 S2 66 74
TERAZOSIN HCL 69 54 68 127
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 23 R 69 37
OPANA ER 67 19 S2 69 289
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 49 69 152
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 28 72 61
FAMOTIDINE 65 60 72 77
LAMOTRIGINE 65 19 72 172
DONEPEZIL HCL 65 65 72 25
IBUPROFEN 64 22 76 66
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 63 62 77 178
TRILIPIX 62 31 78 197
CELEBREX 61 59 79 81
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 35 R 80 64
AZITHROMYCIN 58 37 81 39
PROAIR HFA 57 25 82 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 41 83 72
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 18 83 124
VENTOLIN HFA 54 25 85 122
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 34 S2 85 147
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 46 87 78
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 33 88 136
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 52 88 155
OXCARBAZEPINE 52 28 88 253
SINGULAIR 52 21 88 112
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52 42 88 296
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 39 88 17
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 31 R 94 69
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 51 39 94 294
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 April 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.