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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,194Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 1111

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1111

636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

7% of this provider’s 636 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 636 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 13,974 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 971 571 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 633 471 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 572 483 3 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 539 443 4 9
LISINOPRIL 508 399 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 494 390 6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 415 332 7 3
CARVEDILOL 387 287 8 21
GABAPENTIN 352 212 9 10
NEXIUM 328 173 10 26
TRAMADOL HCL 309 185 11 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 264 237 12 7
METFORMIN HCL 260 192 13 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 254 167 14 16
MELOXICAM 239 198 15 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 237 216 16 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 236 187 17 14
SERTRALINE HCL 227 204 18 24
NAMENDA 212 179 19 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203 150 20 11
LYRICA 184 77 21 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 114 21 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182 129 23 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 175 102 24 19
PLAVIX 167 154 25 49
GLIPIZIDE 165 107 26 57
AZITHROMYCIN 161 116 27 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159 142 28 28
MIRTAZAPINE 156 115 29 52
CLOPIDOGREL 156 134 29 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152 125 31 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151 135 32 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 110 33 17
LACTULOSE 147 125 34 166
DIGOXIN 137 124 35 47
NOVOLIN R 129 112 36 142
GEMFIBROZIL 114 79 37 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 114 65 37 126
FENTANYL 111 87 S2 39 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 85 40 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 66 41 15
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 105 77 41 130
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105 80 41 76
RANITIDINE HCL 105 75 41 29
RISPERIDONE 105 86 41 60
PERMETHRIN 103 93 46 257
CLONIDINE HCL 100 59 47 42
PREDNISONE 99 79 48 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99 28 R 48 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 97 87 50 83
PAROXETINE HCL 97 58 50 55
SPIRIVA 92 69 52 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 49 R 53 64
FAMOTIDINE 89 89 53 77
DETROL LA 88 88 55 139
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 65 56 71
CARISOPRODOL 83 16 R 57 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 57 58 73
LANTUS 82 57 58 46
PROAIR HFA 81 55 60 38
NAPROXEN 78 48 61 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 45 62 43
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 74 54 63 149
LEVEMIR 72 62 64 132
CYMBALTA 72 62 64 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 64 66 78
MUPIROCIN 70 42 67 154
VESICARE 66 47 68 244
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 50 69 58
PREMARIN 64 34 R 70 90
DIOVAN 64 48 70 51
ETODOLAC 64 30 70 137
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63 48 73 93
LOVAZA 63 43 73 184
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 31 75 167
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 18 R 76 159
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 53 R 76 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 41 78 34
CARAFATE 59 33 79 330
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59 55 79 101
CRESTOR 58 52 81 33
ALLOPURINOL 58 43 81 36
ZETIA 58 35 81 109
AVODART 57 36 84 216
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 48 85 88
SUCRALFATE 53 38 85 125
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 48 R 87 103
MECLIZINE HCL 50 46 88 162
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 29 88 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 39 88 72
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.