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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,098Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 11

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 11

669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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 669 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 22%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 21,048 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 1,096 1,005 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,084 981 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 925 771 S3 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 768 738 4 4
LISINOPRIL 754 672 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 607 537 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 518 480 7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 494 447 8 10
GABAPENTIN 440 386 9 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 406 370 10 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 398 348 11 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 386 385 12 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 379 334 13 14
METFORMIN HCL 364 314 14 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 343 321 15 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 333 323 16 12
NAMENDA 318 305 17 13
RANITIDINE HCL 309 278 18 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 293 253 19 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 254 246 20 28
CLOPIDOGREL 253 222 21 26
ROPINIROLE HCL 252 233 22 45
ATENOLOL 240 224 23 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 238 219 24 20
CLONIDINE HCL 213 195 25 44
SERTRALINE HCL 210 192 26 18
MIRTAZAPINE 195 169 27 27
CARVEDILOL 190 188 28 19
LANTUS 183 143 29 43
FENTANYL 178 139 S2 30 49
NEXIUM 176 143 31 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174 155 32 25
ALLOPURINOL 164 160 33 30
TRAMADOL HCL 158 153 34 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 150 125 35 32
PLAVIX 149 127 36 33
JANTOVEN 146 139 37 66
CEPHALEXIN 142 125 38 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 141 131 39 72
PREDNISONE 140 119 40 35
PAROXETINE HCL 140 121 40 55
GLYBURIDE 136 103 R 42 58
DIGOXIN 131 129 43 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128 120 44 52
AZITHROMYCIN 121 107 45 34
FAMOTIDINE 118 91 46 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116 94 47 24
BENAZEPRIL HCL 116 102 47 63
MEGESTROL ACETATE 113 100 R 49 53
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 109 90 50 88
MELOXICAM 106 92 51 38
TRICOR 105 90 52 93
JANUVIA 103 77 53 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103 103 53 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99 77 R 55 99
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 78 56 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 96 95 57 101
DETROL LA 95 70 58 67
INSULIN SYRINGE 94 72 59 102
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 82 60 103
AMIODARONE HCL 88 88 61 104
ZETIA 86 82 62 67
HUMALOG 85 60 63 107
LYRICA 84 37 64 42
QUINAPRIL HCL 83 83 65 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 60 66 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 71 67 36
ARICEPT 79 79 67 111
RISPERIDONE 77 58 69 80
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77 64 69 112
CYMBALTA 75 59 71 48
BUMETANIDE 75 61 71 113
PREMARIN 73 69 R 73 54
CELEBREX 73 69 73 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 69 75 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 67 76 51
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 57 76 116
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 53 78 60
PRIMIDONE 66 66 79 120
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 65 80 47
COMBIVENT 64 57 81 122
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64 36 R 81 122
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 50 81 122
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62 50 R 84 125
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 55 85 126
ESTRADIOL 60 34 R 85 126
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 47 87 129
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 35 88 131
VENLAFAXINE HCL 58 42 88 131
LIPITOR 57 57 90 88
CILOSTAZOL 57 46 90 133
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 45 92 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 39 93 61
BENICAR 55 55 93 138
CRESTOR 55 50 93 84
KLOR-CON M10 54 52 96 139
ACTOS 54 34 96 139
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 54 54 96 139
FENOFIBRATE 53 52 99 85
TRAZODONE HCL 52 35 100 41
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 51 100 145
SANTYL 51 39 102 146
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 14 103 94
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 Sept. 23, 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.