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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,744Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 1111

$708K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 1111

352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

30% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

53% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 5,907 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 1,342 536 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 395 208 2 2
OXYCODONE HCL 389 101 S2 3 69
OMEPRAZOLE 336 178 4 4
CARISOPRODOL 311 61 R 5 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 296 191 6 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 267 193 7 3
GABAPENTIN 212 93 8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205 149 9 9
SIMVASTATIN 182 146 10 5
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 61 S2 11 86
FUROSEMIDE 177 107 12 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 176 89 13 16
NEXIUM 150 88 14 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 147 94 15 14
PROAIR HFA 141 28 16 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132 70 17 12
PROMETHAZINE HCL 128 51 R 18 69
METFORMIN HCL 121 81 19 8
OXYCONTIN 109 32 S2 20 106
CLONIDINE HCL 101 48 21 42
CARVEDILOL 96 61 22 21
ENDOCET 96 39 S2 22 134
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 35 24 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 44 25 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 70 26 28
TRAZODONE HCL 87 42 27 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 34 R 28 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 19 R 29 37
ESTRADIOL 81 34 R 30 102
AZITHROMYCIN 80 21 31 39
TRAMADOL HCL 77 60 32 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77 41 32 17
ATENOLOL 77 67 32 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 30 35 23
RANITIDINE HCL 76 34 35 29
SPIRIVA 75 19 37 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 43 37 34
CYMBALTA 72 31 39 40
FENTANYL 72 0 S2 39 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 70 61 41 25
LAMOTRIGINE 68 55 42 172
LEVETIRACETAM 67 49 43 111
MELOXICAM 67 31 43 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 0 45 44
CEPHALEXIN 65 32 45 89
COMBIVENT 64 15 47 129
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 52 48 78
TRICOR 61 11 48 157
RISPERIDONE 59 30 50 60
PAROXETINE HCL 59 27 50 55
MIRTAZAPINE 58 43 52 52
SERTRALINE HCL 57 50 53 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 55 44 54 15
PREDNISONE 55 16 54 48
CLOPIDOGREL 54 26 56 30
NAMENDA 54 46 56 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 36 58 73
LYRICA 53 12 58 62
AMOXICILLIN 52 14 60 131
PREMARIN 52 27 R 60 90
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 12, 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.