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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,293Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 1111

$875K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 1111

528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

11% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,011 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 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 787 500 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 672 486 2 4
LISINOPRIL 483 391 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 479 368 4 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 376 299 5 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374 310 6 7
SIMVASTATIN 364 320 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 362 266 8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 356 311 9 14
FUROSEMIDE 328 283 10 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 306 261 11 9
GABAPENTIN 283 211 12 10
TORSEMIDE 241 148 13 118
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239 181 14 17
SULINDAC 230 205 15 217
MELOXICAM 220 137 16 18
NEXIUM 206 171 17 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 172 18 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 197 144 19 27
CARVEDILOL 195 184 20 21
TRAMADOL HCL 192 138 21 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 191 163 22 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 169 117 23 16
PROAIR HFA 168 129 24 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157 134 25 12
CLOPIDOGREL 156 143 26 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 140 27 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 139 94 28 43
RANITIDINE HCL 131 103 29 29
GLIPIZIDE 130 107 30 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 130 68 R 30 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130 110 30 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126 121 33 28
SPIRIVA 125 88 34 53
SERTRALINE HCL 123 78 35 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 119 119 36 25
PLAVIX 118 108 37 49
TRAZODONE HCL 115 64 38 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 115 46 38 44
NAMENDA 113 113 40 31
LOVASTATIN 110 52 41 41
PREDNISONE 108 83 42 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 102 49 43 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100 61 44 71
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 40 45 143
AZITHROMYCIN 97 71 45 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 75 47 61
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 94 72 48 141
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 92 49 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 75 49 11
ATENOLOL 91 82 51 22
SYNTHROID 90 36 52 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90 87 52 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 88 68 54 19
CLONIDINE HCL 88 51 54 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 74 56 80
KLOR-CON M20 83 54 57 79
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 82 63 58 113
LANTUS 82 51 58 46
DIGOXIN 82 67 58 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 59 61 50
AMOXICILLIN 78 57 62 131
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 77 44 S2 63 252
GLYBURIDE 74 74 R 64 59
MIRTAZAPINE 73 43 65 52
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72 43 S2 66 74
COMBIVENT 71 55 67 129
ENDOCET 70 36 S2 68 134
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 48 68 73
LIPITOR 68 53 70 116
PAROXETINE HCL 67 39 71 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66 46 72 78
JANUVIA 64 47 73 75
ALLOPURINOL 63 57 74 36
LYRICA 62 45 75 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 46 76 128
RISPERIDONE 61 50 76 60
FENTANYL 59 49 S2 78 65
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57 42 79 230
CELEBREX 56 47 80 81
FAMOTIDINE 56 43 80 77
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 26 82 130
QUINAPRIL HCL 54 42 83 213
IBUPROFEN 54 38 83 66
VENTOLIN HFA 52 48 85 122
ESTRADIOL 51 27 R 86 102
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 38 87 99
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. 10, 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.