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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 1111

$715K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 1111

355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

6% of this provider’s 355 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 355 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,517 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 497 481 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 393 381 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370 368 3 7
MELOXICAM 369 366 4 18
FUROSEMIDE 362 362 5 6
LISINOPRIL 338 312 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327 318 7 9
SIMVASTATIN 269 242 8 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 224 217 S3 9 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224 207 9 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 207 204 11 14
CARVEDILOL 192 179 12 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 182 170 13 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 182 172 13 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178 177 15 15
GABAPENTIN 176 176 16 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 167 17 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 155 151 18 19
NEXIUM 145 136 19 26
TRAMADOL HCL 141 141 20 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 138 138 21 25
METFORMIN HCL 136 125 22 8
LYRICA 114 113 23 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 108 24 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 106 25 27
RANITIDINE HCL 99 99 26 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 98 98 27 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97 95 28 67
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 90 28 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 95 30 11
DIGOXIN 96 96 30 47
ALLOPURINOL 94 89 32 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 90 33 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 82 34 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82 72 35 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 75 36 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77 71 R 37 64
NAMENDA 68 68 38 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 68 38 68
DIOVAN 65 65 40 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 65 40 76
FENTANYL 63 63 S2 42 65
ATENOLOL 62 60 43 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 62 43 43
JANUVIA 59 59 45 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 43 46 105
CLOPIDOGREL 57 52 46 30
PLAVIX 56 54 48 49
FENOFIBRATE 55 55 49 95
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 55 49 87
PREDNISONE 54 53 51 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 53 51 83
MIRTAZAPINE 54 54 51 52
VOLTAREN 53 53 54 236
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52 52 55 186
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 52 55 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 52 55 78
DIOVAN HCT 52 52 55 94
CLONIDINE HCL 52 52 55 42
BUMETANIDE 52 48 55 173
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.