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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,251Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 387

$2.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 387

1,036 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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 1,036 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 1,036 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 32,857 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 1,730 1,553 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,262 1,171 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,117 960 3 4
LISINOPRIL 1,107 1,016 4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 902 853 5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 794 685 S3 6 1
GABAPENTIN 715 647 7 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 668 621 8 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 598 578 9 11
SIMVASTATIN 580 504 10 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 576 460 11 57
NAMENDA 536 467 12 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 531 523 13 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 522 520 14 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 520 465 15 19
SERTRALINE HCL 504 448 16 23
MIRTAZAPINE 498 491 17 64
DIOVAN 495 464 18 33
CARVEDILOL 472 440 19 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 462 413 20 13
TRAMADOL HCL 456 426 21 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 405 362 22 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 372 368 23 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 348 309 24 32
CLOPIDOGREL 328 321 25 25
METFORMIN HCL 328 263 25 8
KLOR-CON M20 314 282 27 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 313 308 28 48
DIGOXIN 283 270 29 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 277 248 30 16
LANTUS 273 246 31 51
RANITIDINE HCL 262 224 32 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 259 210 33 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 257 190 34 31
NOVOLOG 240 214 35 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 231 192 36 59
FAMOTIDINE 224 196 37 78
RISPERIDONE 219 196 38 70
LEVETIRACETAM 216 168 39 110
MELOXICAM 213 200 40 22
EXELON 203 203 41 162
ATENOLOL 203 202 41 20
FINASTERIDE 203 203 41 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 202 160 44 73
CYMBALTA 197 152 45 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 192 167 46 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 190 177 47 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 156 48 12
TRAZODONE HCL 188 161 49 37
LYRICA 185 145 50 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 183 153 51 113
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183 182 51 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 177 170 53 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 177 125 53 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 170 163 55 41
MUPIROCIN 170 148 55 188
JANUVIA 169 166 57 60
MEGESTROL ACETATE 165 165 R 58 123
PLAVIX 162 161 59 39
FENTANYL 158 143 S2 60 80
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 157 142 61 90
LEVOFLOXACIN 157 145 61 84
CLONIDINE HCL 155 141 63 38
AZITHROMYCIN 154 134 64 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 152 152 65 91
CRESTOR 152 116 65 34
ALLOPURINOL 151 148 67 28
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 147 144 68 172
PREDNISONE 146 137 69 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 145 135 70 94
KLOR-CON M10 134 122 71 149
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 129 129 72 104
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 129 129 72 54
BACLOFEN 126 65 74 154
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 89 75 46
VESICARE 121 120 76 255
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 120 110 77 197
ABILIFY 120 89 77 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119 112 R 79 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 117 117 80 120
TRAVATAN Z 117 83 80 200
LIDODERM 103 96 82 217
TRIMETHOPRIM 103 90 82 307
PAROXETINE HCL 103 76 82 52
LOVASTATIN 102 102 85 36
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 102 58 85 250
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 76 87 107
DIOVAN HCT 100 96 87 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98 84 89 97
LAMOTRIGINE 97 45 90 138
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 73 90 55
EXFORGE 94 92 92 157
PREMARIN 92 91 R 93 77
DETROL LA 90 78 94 178
AMIODARONE HCL 89 89 95 156
FLUCONAZOLE 88 80 96 160
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 87 76 97 125
GLIPIZIDE 86 74 98 63
EVISTA 84 84 99 111
NYSTATIN 81 75 100 147
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 71 101 159
NYSTOP 79 70 102 240
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78 60 103 100
IBUPROFEN 72 50 104 85
LOVAZA 72 44 104 211
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 71 26 106 230
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 69 R 106 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 59 R 108 82
LOPERAMIDE 70 56 108 181
MEGACE ES 69 65 R 110 333
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68 68 111 115
FAZACLO 68 0 111 191
METOLAZONE 67 62 113 192
SPIRIVA 67 65 113 61
SINGULAIR 66 41 115 83
LATANOPROST 65 58 116 258
VOLTAREN 65 61 116 220
WELCHOL 65 55 116 296
LACTULOSE 64 44 119 153
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 64 119 242
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 57 121 30
NEXIUM 62 58 122 26
DILTIAZEM ER 62 57 122 139
OLANZAPINE 61 61 124 126
TEKTURNA 61 61 124 189
SANTYL 61 59 124 190
FORTICAL 59 59 127 348
ESTRADIOL 59 41 R 127 105
SYNTHROID 59 59 127 68
COMBIGAN 59 42 127 303
COUMADIN 57 57 131 239
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 32 131 121
TORSEMIDE 57 52 131 132
TOPIRAMATE 57 38 131 140
CLONIDINE 55 46 135 297
CALCITONIN-SALMON 54 49 136 275
FELODIPINE ER 54 54 136 130
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 33 138 152
ENABLEX 53 53 138 294
ONDANSETRON HCL 53 45 138 304
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 38 S2 141 98
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 41 141 86
SEROQUEL 52 36 141 174
CELEBREX 50 35 144 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 35 144 134
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 June 24, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.