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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,495Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 387

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 387

737 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

5% of this provider’s 737 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 737 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 18,898 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,027 670 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 916 818 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 833 692 3 5
LISINOPRIL 689 526 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 671 515 5 4
NABUMETONE 617 487 6 117
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 592 540 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 542 447 8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 459 424 9 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 418 352 10 17
GABAPENTIN 388 289 11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 366 317 12 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 351 229 13 19
MELOXICAM 342 256 14 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 315 298 15 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289 247 16 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285 237 17 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 282 215 18 16
RANITIDINE HCL 270 205 19 45
NEXIUM 269 182 20 26
CLOPIDOGREL 267 231 21 25
CEPHALEXIN 260 215 22 135
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 253 246 23 180
ALLOPURINOL 235 206 24 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 213 210 25 88
DIOVAN 208 193 26 33
AZITHROMYCIN 188 140 27 49
NAMENDA 184 173 28 35
TRAMADOL HCL 178 131 29 14
MEGESTROL ACETATE 171 151 R 30 123
DIGOXIN 161 148 31 40
PLAVIX 161 150 31 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160 140 33 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 159 122 34 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152 149 35 73
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 150 136 R 36 62
CYMBALTA 147 102 37 44
LYRICA 144 102 38 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 139 133 39 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 131 88 40 90
CRESTOR 124 108 41 34
ATENOLOL 124 97 41 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 123 87 R 43 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 107 43 30
CELEBREX 121 119 45 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119 99 46 56
SERTRALINE HCL 119 99 46 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 118 94 48 81
NOVOLIN R 109 99 49 209
PROAIR HFA 109 77 49 47
DIOVAN HCT 108 88 51 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 104 52 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104 99 53 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 103 84 54 86
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102 87 55 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 86 56 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 95 69 57 46
PREMARIN 94 77 R 58 77
SUCRALFATE 92 76 59 128
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 73 60 65
PREDNISONE 91 74 60 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 54 62 41
MUPIROCIN 90 63 62 188
JANUVIA 90 58 62 60
ABILIFY 82 62 65 129
SEROQUEL 81 77 66 174
ZETIA 81 75 66 96
EXELON 79 73 68 162
MIRTAZAPINE 77 56 69 64
GLIPIZIDE 77 63 69 63
TRAZODONE HCL 77 37 69 37
RISPERIDONE 77 75 69 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 64 73 67
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 39 R 74 82
LANTUS 72 59 74 51
CARISOPRODOL 71 24 R 76 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 66 77 54
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 70 63 R 77 161
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68 47 79 125
BENICAR 68 62 79 165
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 59 79 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 38 82 104
GLYBURIDE 65 61 R 83 58
NIFEDICAL XL 65 65 83 221
CARVEDILOL 64 61 85 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 54 85 59
RANEXA 64 57 85 241
FENTANYL 61 57 S2 88 80
ALPRAZOLAM 60 42 89 225
MECLIZINE HCL 60 57 89 201
METRONIDAZOLE 59 50 91 348
PRIMIDONE 58 47 92 278
CLONIDINE HCL 58 54 92 38
KLOR-CON M10 54 52 94 149
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 31 95 97
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 27 95 100
BUMETANIDE 52 47 95 247
PAROXETINE HCL 51 38 98 52
SINGULAIR 51 44 98 83
LEXAPRO 51 51 98 227
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 49 101 55
VENTOLIN HFA 50 30 101 142
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 April 12, 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.