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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,257Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1111

$868K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 1111

671 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 671 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 671 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 16,064 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,149 760 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 842 602 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 673 488 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 565 488 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 512 412 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512 399 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 455 384 7 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 437 332 8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 420 327 9 12
TRAMADOL HCL 388 233 10 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 381 309 11 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 356 327 12 7
METFORMIN HCL 350 262 13 8
SERTRALINE HCL 329 247 14 24
RANITIDINE HCL 325 251 15 29
MELOXICAM 295 210 16 18
GABAPENTIN 294 209 17 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 282 201 18 16
GLYBURIDE 274 206 R 19 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 256 237 20 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248 214 21 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225 168 22 20
NEXIUM 222 135 23 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219 194 24 15
ATENOLOL 218 200 25 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 211 173 26 27
AZITHROMYCIN 208 157 27 39
VERAPAMIL HCL 200 166 10 28 306
PROAIR HFA 199 139 29 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 192 93 R 30 64
ALLOPURINOL 190 144 31 36
CARVEDILOL 187 182 32 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179 161 33 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 170 75 R 34 37
CLOPIDOGREL 166 146 35 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 162 82 36 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 156 96 37 56
PAROXETINE HCL 143 110 38 55
VERAPAMIL ER 138 108 39 100
CEPHALEXIN 135 89 40 89
PLAVIX 133 118 41 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131 114 42 73
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 125 86 43 108
AMOXICILLIN 122 81 44 131
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 120 45 35
FENTANYL 118 93 S2 46 65
LYRICA 117 48 47 62
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 116 65 48 130
DIGOXIN 114 106 49 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 109 109 50 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 105 92 51 80
CLONIDINE HCL 102 72 52 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 89 52 50
CELEBREX 100 87 54 81
TERAZOSIN HCL 99 97 55 127
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 65 56 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93 61 57 45
KLOR-CON M20 91 65 58 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 64 59 28
DIOVAN 86 83 60 51
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84 26 R 61 69
PREDNISONE 84 64 61 48
MECLIZINE HCL 83 59 63 162
LANTUS 83 34 63 46
INSULIN SYRINGE 80 55 65 167
ZETIA 77 44 66 109
SUCRALFATE 76 61 67 125
NOVOLIN 70-30 75 62 68 262
METOLAZONE 75 69 68 162
LIPITOR 74 72 70 116
LOVASTATIN 74 57 70 41
FAMOTIDINE 72 65 72 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 64 72 58
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 45 74 124
SINGULAIR 68 57 75 112
GEMFIBROZIL 68 41 75 92
DETROL LA 68 44 75 139
COMBIVENT 68 22 75 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 38 79 83
ESTRADIOL 66 51 R 79 102
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64 59 81 194
BUSPIRONE HCL 64 51 81 96
MIRTAZAPINE 64 53 81 52
IBUPROFEN 62 38 84 66
TRAZODONE HCL 62 29 84 32
NITROSTAT 61 45 86 200
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 60 41 R 87 187
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 44 88 43
ETODOLAC 59 37 88 137
GLIMEPIRIDE 58 51 90 61
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 46 90 128
RAMIPRIL 57 54 92 168
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 36 93 67
NABUMETONE 54 54 93 146
NAMENDA 53 51 95 31
GLIPIZIDE 53 49 95 57
METHOCARBAMOL 52 37 R 97 159
SPIRIVA 52 32 97 53
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 0 99 91
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 Feb. 7, 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.