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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,024Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 110

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 110

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

13% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 22%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 11,084 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 730 394 S3 1 1
GABAPENTIN 608 427 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 559 444 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 504 405 4 7
METFORMIN HCL 420 276 5 18
OMEPRAZOLE 413 272 6 8
LISINOPRIL 408 296 7 2
SIMVASTATIN 350 249 8 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 347 237 9 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 281 217 10 12
CYMBALTA 258 143 11 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 237 181 12 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 236 206 13 15
NEXIUM 221 141 14 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 170 15 11
CARVEDILOL 198 163 16 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 196 141 17 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185 83 18 28
TRAMADOL HCL 170 115 19 20
ABILIFY 162 94 20 149
FENTANYL 152 49 S2 21 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 152 113 21 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151 107 23 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 146 125 24 133
PROAIR HFA 138 74 25 47
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138 104 25 64
SERTRALINE HCL 137 82 27 76
MELOXICAM 137 67 27 17
CARISOPRODOL 131 12 R 29 31
NAMENDA 129 120 30 48
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 129 51 S2 30 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 128 47 R 32 169
IBUPROFEN 125 83 33 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120 104 34 84
CLOPIDOGREL 118 83 35 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 95 36 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112 82 37 141
RISPERIDONE 110 63 38 148
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 109 39 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108 63 R 40 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 79 41 63
TRAZODONE HCL 103 47 42 68
CELEBREX 102 51 43 89
OXYCONTIN 102 49 S2 43 72
LAMOTRIGINE 101 49 45 81
ATENOLOL 101 71 45 69
ALLOPURINOL 99 67 47 40
MEGESTROL ACETATE 95 84 R 48 189
LEVOFLOXACIN 94 61 49 146
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 52 50 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 81 51 129
LYRICA 90 17 52 30
PLAVIX 90 57 52 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 45 54 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88 60 55 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 71 55 22
LANTUS 84 42 57 125
ENDOCET 82 22 S2 58 105
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80 55 59 9
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 49 S2 60 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 32 R 60 90
OLANZAPINE 74 52 62 156
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 74 62 45
DIGOXIN 72 51 64 34
DIOVAN 71 54 65 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 28 65 92
RANITIDINE HCL 68 37 67 49
BUPROPION HCL SR 66 36 68 213
GLIPIZIDE 66 48 68 179
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 66 11 68 169
PREDNISONE 64 52 71 26
SOTALOL 63 59 72 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 29 72 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 60 74 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 60 74 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 44 76 87
PAROXETINE HCL 59 38 77 139
PREMARIN 58 37 R 78 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 58 58 78 52
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 45 80 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 26 81 130
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 21 R 82 110
CARBAMAZEPINE 54 0 82 147
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 39 84 145
NOVOLOG 52 34 84 244
SINGULAIR 51 30 86 249
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51 0 86 249
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 33 88 113
RAMIPRIL 50 42 88 181
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 May 25, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.