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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,068Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 1111

$657K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 118 out of 1111

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

6% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 8,245 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 867 389 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 531 331 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522 333 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 474 315 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 389 225 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 351 223 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 305 185 7 9
MELOXICAM 297 201 8 18
NEXIUM 281 135 9 26
SIMVASTATIN 278 190 10 5
METFORMIN HCL 272 160 11 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 90 12 16
TRAMADOL HCL 210 134 13 13
GABAPENTIN 191 72 14 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 124 15 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 169 50 R 16 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 159 136 17 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156 152 18 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154 77 19 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154 95 19 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 145 90 21 14
PROAIR HFA 144 74 22 38
ATENOLOL 137 81 23 22
RANITIDINE HCL 131 81 24 29
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 128 54 R 25 284
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 124 108 26 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 76 27 20
CLOPIDOGREL 115 83 28 30
CYMBALTA 111 14 29 40
SERTRALINE HCL 110 57 30 24
ETODOLAC 110 63 30 137
LYRICA 105 58 32 62
PAROXETINE HCL 102 56 33 55
CLONIDINE HCL 101 67 34 42
CEPHALEXIN 99 64 35 89
CARVEDILOL 97 73 36 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 59 R 37 64
AMOXICILLIN 94 55 38 131
LOVASTATIN 90 66 39 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 48 40 23
CARISOPRODOL 87 0 R 41 54
CELEBREX 87 77 41 81
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84 19 R 43 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 36 44 76
DIGOXIN 80 72 45 47
IBUPROFEN 79 33 46 66
PLAVIX 78 57 47 49
CEFUROXIME 76 55 48 138
ESTRADIOL 73 38 R 49 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 52 50 45
LIPITOR 69 38 51 116
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 63 51 28
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 36 53 71
ALLOPURINOL 64 48 54 36
LANTUS 61 44 55 46
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 44 56 185
PREMARIN 60 22 R 56 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 28 58 68
KLOR-CON M20 59 57 58 79
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 33 60 72
GLIPIZIDE 56 42 61 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 42 62 58
NAPROXEN 54 25 63 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 35 64 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 46 64 61
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 0 R 66 159
GLYBURIDE 51 35 R 67 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 35 67 259
RAMIPRIL 50 31 69 168
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 April 17, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.