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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1111

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 1111

766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

7% of this provider’s 766 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 766 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 19,451 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,108 1,041 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 771 546 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 661 556 3 4
LISINOPRIL 622 499 4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 583 536 5 19
SIMVASTATIN 550 475 6 5
CARVEDILOL 540 489 7 21
FUROSEMIDE 529 476 8 6
ALLOPURINOL 466 426 9 36
METFORMIN HCL 438 372 10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 438 389 10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 421 359 12 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 384 341 13 17
MELOXICAM 383 320 14 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 368 296 15 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 348 280 16 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 330 310 17 83
GABAPENTIN 319 263 18 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 285 252 19 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 278 277 20 25
AZITHROMYCIN 263 211 21 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 260 235 22 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 238 176 23 16
NAMENDA 230 226 24 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219 191 25 15
TRAZODONE HCL 208 192 26 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199 184 27 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195 171 28 34
TRAMADOL HCL 183 146 29 13
CLONIDINE HCL 178 153 30 42
CLOPIDOGREL 175 157 31 30
PAROXETINE HCL 165 136 32 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 138 33 50
SPIRIVA 155 142 34 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145 141 35 35
LANTUS 144 129 36 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 129 37 28
NEXIUM 140 129 37 26
MIRTAZAPINE 130 123 39 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 129 115 40 88
DIGOXIN 123 122 41 47
PLAVIX 122 120 42 49
PREDNISONE 118 108 43 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 118 91 43 44
PROAIR HFA 116 83 45 38
ZETIA 111 111 46 109
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 90 46 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107 97 48 58
ATENOLOL 106 82 49 22
RAMIPRIL 103 101 50 168
SERTRALINE HCL 102 91 51 24
FAMOTIDINE 102 89 51 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102 84 51 45
LEVOTHROID 100 93 54 262
DIOVAN 98 80 55 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 90 56 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 78 57 27
ENDOCET 92 45 S2 58 134
RANITIDINE HCL 90 60 59 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 56 60 71
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 69 R 60 37
ACTOS 85 80 62 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 66 R 63 64
PREMARIN 81 81 R 64 90
JANUVIA 79 70 65 75
CRESTOR 79 70 65 33
GLIPIZIDE 77 65 67 57
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 76 60 68 194
FENTANYL 75 74 S2 69 65
RISPERIDONE 75 62 69 60
NITROFURANTOIN 71 59 71 265
AMOXICILLIN 70 63 72 131
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 65 72 126
METFORMIN HCL ER 70 57 72 84
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 68 75 101
MECLIZINE HCL 68 63 75 162
LIPITOR 68 67 75 116
CEFUROXIME 67 59 78 138
NITROSTAT 66 65 79 200
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 62 79 73
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66 59 79 259
CELEBREX 65 62 82 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 48 83 43
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 58 83 113
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 63 49 85 141
NIFEDICAL XL 63 55 85 308
EXELON 63 63 85 121
SUCRALFATE 62 46 88 125
GLYBURIDE 62 53 R 88 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 60 54 90 68
FLUCONAZOLE 58 46 91 195
OLANZAPINE 56 38 92 117
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 43 93 78
AMIODARONE HCL 55 55 93 145
INDAPAMIDE 53 53 95 260
DIOVAN HCT 53 43 95 94
CEPHALEXIN 52 44 97 89
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 27 R 97 69
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 35 99 91
IBUPROFEN 51 36 99 66
NYSTATIN 51 33 99 151
OXYCONTIN 51 32 S2 99 106
COMBIVENT 50 38 103 129
LYRICA 50 35 103 62
SINGULAIR 50 36 103 112
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 44 103 82
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 Dec. 8, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.