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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 58

$443K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 58

371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

3% of this provider’s 371 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,082 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 54%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $181 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 300 180 1 8
SPIRIVA 190 149 2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180 97 3 18
OMEPRAZOLE 173 98 4 11
PREDNISONE 169 109 5 3
LISINOPRIL 165 123 6 16
SYMBICORT 153 81 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 151 116 8 22
GABAPENTIN 144 115 9 25
SIMVASTATIN 141 135 10 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 139 93 11 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 134 71 12 24
PROAIR HFA 130 82 13 4
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 64 14 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109 74 15 58
NEXIUM 103 55 16 27
CEPHALEXIN 95 75 17 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 68 18 21
CARVEDILOL 90 67 19 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 68 20 38
AZITHROMYCIN 82 55 21 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 77 67 22 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77 66 22 35
METFORMIN HCL 76 68 24 23
VENTOLIN HFA 74 55 25 12
TRAMADOL HCL 73 67 26 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66 37 27 41
CLOPIDOGREL 65 47 28 57
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 20 29 70
COMBIVENT 60 20 30 10
ATENOLOL 58 58 31 45
CRESTOR 55 30 32 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 27 32 40
TRAZODONE HCL 51 31 34 52
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.