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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,637Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 360 out of 1111

$423K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 293 out of 1111

262 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 262 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 4,567 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 406 232 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 206 169 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 199 110 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 176 126 4 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 121 5 20
LISINOPRIL 163 131 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162 132 7 9
AZITHROMYCIN 140 82 8 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 139 116 9 7
FUROSEMIDE 133 89 10 6
TRAMADOL HCL 113 88 11 13
GABAPENTIN 109 54 12 10
SIMVASTATIN 109 75 12 5
NEXIUM 103 102 14 26
MELOXICAM 102 87 15 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 87 15 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 47 17 14
ATENOLOL 86 70 18 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 56 19 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 53 20 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 60 21 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 50 22 23
SYNTHROID 65 58 23 63
SPIRIVA 62 42 24 53
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 25 R 24 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 57 26 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 32 27 58
ESTRADIOL 57 42 R 28 102
NABUMETONE 56 15 29 146
TRICOR 55 37 30 157
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 40 31 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 29 R 32 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52 44 32 12
PROAIR HFA 52 30 32 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 29 35 68
DIOVAN 51 39 35 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 50 40 37 19
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.