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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 1111

$937K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 1111

544 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 544 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 544 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 15,640 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 957 719 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 647 527 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 541 483 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 510 469 4 5
TRAZODONE HCL 437 391 5 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 429 387 6 9
TORSEMIDE 423 385 7 118
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390 346 8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338 324 9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325 295 10 12
FUROSEMIDE 319 290 11 6
GABAPENTIN 302 259 12 10
MELOXICAM 294 275 13 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 284 233 14 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 277 260 15 25
METFORMIN HCL 268 230 16 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241 206 17 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241 229 17 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 221 166 19 14
NAMENDA 221 203 19 31
NEXIUM 204 126 21 26
CARVEDILOL 177 164 22 21
CEFUROXIME 176 160 23 138
CLOPIDOGREL 167 156 24 30
SERTRALINE HCL 161 133 25 24
RISPERIDONE 160 120 26 60
RANITIDINE HCL 155 135 27 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 121 28 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 129 29 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138 134 30 45
TRAMADOL HCL 138 117 30 13
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 134 69 S2 32 86
DIGOXIN 129 125 33 47
CLONIDINE HCL 120 101 34 42
MEGESTROL ACETATE 115 109 R 35 103
ALLOPURINOL 113 109 36 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 96 37 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 103 38 17
PREDNISONE 107 90 39 48
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 106 87 40 194
CRESTOR 104 79 41 33
PAROXETINE HCL 96 86 42 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 73 43 71
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 95 81 43 80
GLIPIZIDE ER 93 84 45 99
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 90 46 35
PLAVIX 90 84 46 49
ATENOLOL 89 72 48 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 76 R 49 64
DETROL LA 85 85 50 139
LACTULOSE 85 57 50 166
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84 60 52 16
CARISOPRODOL 83 33 R 53 54
AZITHROMYCIN 83 72 53 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 62 R 55 37
LIPITOR 78 72 56 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77 73 57 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 67 57 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 76 59 72
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76 76 59 67
SULINDAC 76 63 59 217
FAMOTIDINE 75 65 62 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 63 63 73
IBUPROFEN 74 72 63 66
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74 65 63 113
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 63 63 43
LYRICA 71 58 67 62
MIRTAZAPINE 71 71 67 52
AGGRENOX 71 71 67 182
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 39 70 143
KLOR-CON M20 70 70 70 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 70 70 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 60 73 88
CYMBALTA 69 44 73 40
ACTOS 64 52 75 98
GLYBURIDE 64 47 R 75 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 56 75 126
LANTUS 62 60 78 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 60 78 27
SPIRIVA 60 56 80 53
PREMARIN 59 59 R 81 90
TRICOR 58 34 82 157
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 56 S3 83 140
NABUMETONE 56 35 83 146
NOVOLIN R 55 41 85 142
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 33 86 130
PROAIR HFA 53 48 87 38
NYSTATIN 53 49 87 151
FAZACLO 51 51 89 219
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 21 R 90 69
GLIPIZIDE 50 50 90 57
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.