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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,452Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 1111

$563K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 173 out of 1111

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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 485 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 485 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 9,435 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 505 356 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 433 357 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 414 358 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 411 323 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 363 227 5 8
LISINOPRIL 358 260 6 2
SIMVASTATIN 326 264 7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267 216 8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239 205 9 7
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 223 177 10 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221 193 11 11
MELOXICAM 210 188 12 18
CLONIDINE HCL 188 179 13 42
CARVEDILOL 172 151 14 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 156 15 28
GABAPENTIN 153 106 16 10
GLIPIZIDE ER 153 111 16 99
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151 125 18 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150 116 19 15
TRAMADOL HCL 145 86 20 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 144 106 21 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131 106 22 20
ALLOPURINOL 127 120 23 36
ATENOLOL 121 84 24 22
AZITHROMYCIN 111 86 25 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 108 88 26 80
PAROXETINE HCL 108 64 26 55
NEXIUM 106 64 28 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103 76 29 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 59 30 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 92 47 31 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92 90 31 12
IBUPROFEN 90 42 33 66
GLYBURIDE 90 52 R 33 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 70 33 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 89 88 36 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 60 37 27
KLOR-CON 10 85 61 37 199
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 81 39 67
DIGOXIN 80 79 40 47
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79 51 41 124
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78 48 42 34
CLOPIDOGREL 78 50 42 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76 71 44 16
COMBIVENT 73 68 45 129
LANTUS 73 23 45 46
CELEBREX 72 49 47 81
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 54 48 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 52 49 43
HALOPERIDOL 63 35 50 180
PLAVIX 61 39 51 49
CRESTOR 61 54 51 33
OLANZAPINE 61 32 51 117
PROAIR HFA 57 31 54 38
TRAZODONE HCL 56 42 55 32
LIPITOR 55 45 56 116
ACTOS 54 47 57 98
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 52 57 35
FINASTERIDE 54 41 57 115
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 38 R 60 64
HUMULIN R 50 34 61 189
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 Nov. 10, 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.