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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,227Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 387

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 387

941 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

3% of this provider’s 941 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 941 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 10,442 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
PREDNISONE 594 477 1 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 452 286 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 437 308 3 4
SINGULAIR 432 334 4 83
FUROSEMIDE 428 348 5 7
ADVAIR DISKUS 414 316 6 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 353 248 7 152
GABAPENTIN 335 224 8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 329 294 9 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305 244 10 2
SIMVASTATIN 254 213 11 5
CEFDINIR 246 179 12 163
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236 182 13 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233 201 14 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 226 154 15 84
METFORMIN HCL 220 158 16 8
LISINOPRIL 217 171 17 3
COMBIVENT 210 147 18 133
AZITHROMYCIN 180 124 19 49
SPIRIVA 168 127 20 61
PROAIR HFA 167 134 21 47
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 160 97 22 225
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 77 23 16
SYMBICORT 147 113 24 196
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137 115 25 11
TRAMADOL HCL 135 131 26 14
NEXIUM 130 91 27 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 128 106 28 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 73 29 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 93 30 65
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 104 92 31 55
CELEBREX 103 92 32 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 89 32 48
VERAPAMIL ER 100 88 34 87
CYMBALTA 100 55 34 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92 75 36 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 69 37 19
TRAZODONE HCL 88 34 38 37
VENTOLIN HFA 85 53 39 142
MELOXICAM 84 60 40 22
SERTRALINE HCL 82 64 41 23
ALLOPURINOL 82 57 41 28
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 82 58 41 131
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 55 R 44 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 55 44 90
CARVEDILOL 81 53 44 21
ATENOLOL 80 78 47 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 47 47 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 54 47 59
LANTUS 78 19 50 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77 68 51 15
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76 52 52 114
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73 55 53 101
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 72 54 31
CLONIDINE HCL 70 39 55 38
TORSEMIDE 68 48 56 132
CLOPIDOGREL 68 59 56 25
AMOXICILLIN 67 45 58 177
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66 53 59 115
PAROXETINE HCL 65 48 60 52
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 30 R 61 82
DIGOXIN 61 61 62 40
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 61 59 62 301
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 48 64 50
GLYBURIDE 59 51 R 65 58
IBUPROFEN 56 36 66 85
DIOVAN HCT 56 46 66 74
CRESTOR 53 45 68 34
RANITIDINE HCL 53 40 68 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 31 70 56
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 Aug. 29, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.