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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,982Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1111

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1111

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Oklahoma
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 568 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 18,578 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 653 611 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 531 481 2 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 521 447 3 17
LISINOPRIL 494 475 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 432 382 5 5
GABAPENTIN 412 371 6 10
FUROSEMIDE 361 358 7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 341 297 S3 8 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 326 321 9 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 326 311 9 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319 317 11 7
MELOXICAM 306 280 12 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 280 261 13 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 261 261 14 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259 255 15 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247 225 16 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243 235 17 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239 235 18 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 238 218 19 14
TRAZODONE HCL 209 201 20 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 207 199 21 45
RANITIDINE HCL 206 198 22 29
NAMENDA 205 196 23 31
CYMBALTA 202 179 24 40
TRAMADOL HCL 194 185 25 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 193 178 26 84
MIRTAZAPINE 192 190 27 52
CLOPIDOGREL 180 175 28 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178 161 29 50
DIGOXIN 169 169 30 47
FAMOTIDINE 167 167 31 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 147 32 28
NOVOLOG 142 138 33 104
KLOR-CON M20 140 138 34 79
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 139 139 35 80
FINASTERIDE 138 135 36 115
CARVEDILOL 130 127 37 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130 124 37 78
ATENOLOL 122 121 39 22
SERTRALINE HCL 119 108 40 24
PLAVIX 119 113 40 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111 94 42 16
ALLOPURINOL 108 108 43 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 107 43 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 107 105 45 114
METFORMIN HCL 102 102 46 8
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 86 47 43
CRESTOR 92 88 48 33
CLONIDINE HCL 92 92 48 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 91 83 50 150
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 77 51 83
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 88 87 52 130
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 86 85 53 149
LANTUS 85 79 54 46
CELEBREX 85 77 54 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 71 54 11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 79 57 71
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 83 82 58 161
FENTANYL 83 81 S2 58 65
LYRICA 83 65 58 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83 83 58 135
PROMETHAZINE HCL 80 67 R 62 69
VOLTAREN 80 73 62 236
PREDNISONE 78 76 64 48
RISPERIDONE 78 53 64 60
FENOFIBRATE 77 69 66 95
ABILIFY 76 73 67 123
GEMFIBROZIL 75 75 68 92
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 75 55 68 222
AMIODARONE HCL 72 72 70 145
AZITHROMYCIN 72 64 70 39
TRAVATAN Z 72 66 70 183
ATELVIA 71 71 73 300
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71 71 73 212
VERAPAMIL ER 70 70 75 100
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 69 75 88
SPIRIVA 69 54 77 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 59 R 77 37
LIPITOR 68 66 79 116
LIDODERM 68 68 79 198
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 58 79 101
OLANZAPINE 66 66 82 117
SYNTHROID 65 59 83 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 57 84 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 51 85 44
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 61 61 86 178
NYSTATIN 61 58 86 151
LOVAZA 60 53 88 184
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 57 88 76
LEVEMIR 58 58 90 132
JANUVIA 57 57 91 75
LATANOPROST 57 57 91 238
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56 56 93 34
TRILIPIX 56 49 93 197
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55 48 95 82
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 54 96 128
TRICOR 54 50 96 157
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 51 98 58
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 49 98 127
LEXAPRO 52 49 100 208
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 28 101 91
PRISTIQ ER 50 45 101 319
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 Feb. 29, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.