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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,149Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 387

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 387

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

4% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 17,908 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 840 612 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 781 699 2 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 678 626 3 9
FUROSEMIDE 618 586 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 609 516 5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 586 580 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 487 413 7 8
GABAPENTIN 467 424 8 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 426 425 9 17
LISINOPRIL 417 369 10 3
TRAMADOL HCL 412 389 11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 409 393 12 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 343 282 13 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 324 279 14 19
SIMVASTATIN 312 294 15 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 302 302 16 27
DIGOXIN 298 280 17 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 279 255 18 59
NAMENDA 256 256 19 35
GLIPIZIDE 225 202 20 63
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 214 206 21 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200 178 22 32
FAMOTIDINE 198 174 23 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195 182 24 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 180 25 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 173 156 26 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169 160 27 13
NEXIUM 161 152 28 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 139 29 18
CLOPIDOGREL 154 141 30 25
LANTUS 152 130 31 51
LOVASTATIN 140 127 32 36
DIOVAN 140 139 32 33
JANUVIA 138 115 34 60
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 138 128 34 101
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131 114 36 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 128 113 37 54
DILTIAZEM ER 125 118 38 139
PROMETHAZINE HCL 123 82 R 39 82
VERAPAMIL ER 123 118 39 87
ATENOLOL 121 115 41 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104 85 42 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103 68 R 43 42
ALLOPURINOL 103 91 43 28
PREDNISONE 101 90 45 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 73 46 41
PLAVIX 95 91 47 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95 61 47 102
MIRTAZAPINE 91 81 49 64
COLESTIPOL HCL 84 84 50 229
PROAIR HFA 83 52 51 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 67 52 50
GEMFIBROZIL 79 75 53 93
CARVEDILOL 79 72 53 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 76 55 94
RANITIDINE HCL 75 68 56 45
ACTOS 75 60 56 99
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 50 56 97
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 69 59 48
TORSEMIDE 74 74 59 132
SERTRALINE HCL 73 61 61 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 69 62 30
MECLIZINE HCL 70 64 63 201
SINGULAIR 70 66 63 83
INDAPAMIDE 69 55 65 215
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 67 66 88
TIZANIDINE HCL 68 32 66 127
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 50 68 100
LABETALOL HCL 67 64 68 222
BYSTOLIC 67 62 68 112
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 66 71 109
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 65 55 R 72 161
METOLAZONE 64 62 73 192
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 63 73 65
JANUMET 64 49 73 193
LYRICA 64 45 73 66
GLYBURIDE 64 57 R 73 58
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 52 73 125
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 52 79 55
HUMALOG 60 43 80 223
METFORMIN HCL ER 60 42 80 81
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 44 82 67
FENTANYL 58 52 S2 82 80
CRESTOR 54 43 84 34
RISPERIDONE 54 54 84 70
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 52 86 251
NITROSTAT 52 48 86 208
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 38 88 151
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 46 88 121
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51 51 88 186
AZITHROMYCIN 50 42 91 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 48 91 73
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 March 17, 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.