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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,623Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1111

$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1111

949 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

8% of this provider’s 949 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 949 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 24,439 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,462 937 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,283 916 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,229 825 3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,139 810 4 9
LISINOPRIL 974 768 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 954 716 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 936 727 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 698 480 8 12
GABAPENTIN 688 474 9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 685 495 10 7
NAMENDA 554 502 11 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 524 433 12 19
METFORMIN HCL 453 312 13 8
TRAMADOL HCL 444 322 14 13
FAMOTIDINE 415 240 15 77
MELOXICAM 395 298 16 18
RISPERIDONE 371 191 17 60
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 351 241 18 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 344 264 19 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 333 289 20 25
PAROXETINE HCL 330 223 21 55
MIRTAZAPINE 315 259 22 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 308 233 23 45
LANTUS 303 176 24 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297 222 25 20
NYSTATIN 294 213 26 151
SERTRALINE HCL 283 183 27 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 261 172 28 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 258 193 29 58
CARVEDILOL 251 209 30 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 249 170 31 76
ATENOLOL 244 173 32 22
MUPIROCIN 239 201 33 154
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 156 34 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 163 35 23
NOVOLOG 226 136 36 104
ABILIFY 221 154 37 123
GLIMEPIRIDE 218 147 38 61
PERMETHRIN 215 163 10 39 257
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 209 177 40 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 208 141 41 71
KLOR-CON M20 206 116 42 79
PROMETHAZINE HCL 206 101 R 42 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205 139 44 28
TRAZODONE HCL 200 132 45 32
OLANZAPINE 195 87 46 117
CLOPIDOGREL 195 152 46 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 193 121 48 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192 140 49 17
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 190 114 S2 50 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 189 126 51 44
EXELON 186 181 52 121
DIGOXIN 183 144 53 47
RANITIDINE HCL 183 114 53 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 181 109 55 43
CLONIDINE HCL 177 95 56 42
GENERLAC 172 93 57 203
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 172 75 57 161
PREDNISONE 168 119 59 48
MEGESTROL ACETATE 163 162 R 60 103
NEXIUM 161 105 61 26
SPIRIVA 161 98 61 53
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 155 30 63 130
SPIRONOLACTONE 147 75 64 83
LEVETIRACETAM 145 49 65 111
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 142 103 66 56
LACTULOSE 140 53 67 166
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139 71 68 78
JANTOVEN 138 100 69 156
AMIODARONE HCL 138 103 69 145
AZITHROMYCIN 136 88 71 39
LYRICA 127 91 72 62
LEVOFLOXACIN 124 91 73 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123 114 74 73
CYMBALTA 122 46 75 40
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 121 80 76 136
HALOPERIDOL 120 75 77 180
IBUPROFEN 120 73 77 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 118 63 R 79 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 117 56 80 126
PHENYTOIN 116 51 81 272
CARBAMAZEPINE 114 57 82 196
VALPROIC ACID 114 59 82 249
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 113 94 84 114
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 109 97 85 101
ALLOPURINOL 108 100 86 36
LOPERAMIDE 106 60 87 165
OXCARBAZEPINE 104 63 88 253
PLAVIX 103 91 89 49
CELEBREX 101 82 90 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 78 91 50
FENTANYL 100 64 S2 91 65
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 98 70 93 93
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98 26 93 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL 96 59 95 191
BACLOFEN 95 40 96 119
CRESTOR 95 64 96 33
DILTIAZEM ER 94 93 98 158
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 77 99 35
LIPITOR 90 56 100 116
SEROQUEL 89 59 101 170
DIOVAN 89 60 101 51
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 88 37 103 294
CEFTRIAXONE 86 66 104 281
CEPHALEXIN 86 59 104 89
VENTOLIN HFA 85 57 106 122
GLIPIZIDE 84 48 107 57
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 83 55 R 108 169
TRAVATAN Z 82 43 109 183
MECLIZINE HCL 81 71 110 162
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 51 111 245
GLYBURIDE 78 52 R 112 59
PROAIR HFA 77 38 113 38
LEVEMIR 77 62 113 132
NOVOLIN R 76 44 115 142
KLOR-CON M10 76 44 115 144
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 76 115 152
DETROL LA 76 51 115 139
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 72 119 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 72 30 120 171
AGGRENOX 72 69 120 182
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 60 122 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 35 123 80
CLOZAPINE 68 0 124 181
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 50 124 155
LAMOTRIGINE 67 34 126 172
FINASTERIDE 67 40 126 115
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 32 128 68
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64 45 S3 128 140
SINGULAIR 63 63 130 112
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 35 R 131 159
METOLAZONE 60 54 132 162
BUPROPION HCL 59 45 133 275
TRANSDERM-SCOP 57 21 134 320
FLOVENT HFA 57 23 134 287
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 39 134 113
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 36 137 150
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 56 34 137 228
LOVASTATIN 55 38 139 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 43 139 87
ONDANSETRON HCL 54 16 141 246
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 54 13 R 141 205
RIVASTIGMINE 51 51 143 359
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 20 144 27
RAMIPRIL 50 44 144 168
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. 27, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.