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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,954Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 55

$672K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 55

397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

5% of this provider’s 397 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 397 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 21%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,359 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 714 654 1 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 706 677 2 12
OMEPRAZOLE 549 513 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 541 485 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 451 425 S3 5 1
LISINOPRIL 435 376 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 431 364 7 7
GABAPENTIN 369 296 8 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 362 344 9 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320 293 10 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256 232 11 14
NAMENDA 245 220 12 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 237 218 13 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 237 214 13 57
FAMOTIDINE 214 199 15 79
METFORMIN HCL 184 157 16 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166 154 17 19
KLOR-CON M20 164 143 18 119
RISPERIDONE 149 92 19 49
TRAMADOL HCL 141 125 20 13
SEROQUEL 138 125 21 125
SERTRALINE HCL 136 106 22 22
SIMVASTATIN 133 106 23 6
CARVEDILOL 127 122 24 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 110 25 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 110 26 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 111 27 28
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 107 106 28 148
KLOR-CON M10 105 104 29 150
MELOXICAM 104 80 30 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97 72 31 106
OLANZAPINE 94 94 32 104
LOPERAMIDE 90 83 33 156
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 78 33 71
GLIPIZIDE 87 73 35 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 85 36 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 67 37 115
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81 80 38 18
CLOPIDOGREL 79 79 39 30
DIGOXIN 78 78 40 43
LANTUS 76 76 41 37
RANITIDINE HCL 74 67 42 29
MIRTAZAPINE 74 74 42 66
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 74 73 42 166
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 60 45 72
TRAZODONE HCL 69 53 46 39
ABILIFY 67 18 47 122
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 67 42 47 171
PLAVIX 66 64 49 53
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 66 66 R 49 172
TRAVATAN Z 65 65 51 174
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 55 R 52 79
NOVOLOG 62 62 53 107
ATENOLOL 60 60 54 27
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 46 55 111
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 57 56 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 55 57 63
MUPIROCIN 54 50 58 149
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 43 58 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 30 60 69
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 48 61 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 48 62 32
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 May 1, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.