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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,339Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 387

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 387

911 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

11% of this provider’s 911 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 911 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,428 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 1,265 866 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 622 578 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 544 441 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 499 447 4 7
LISINOPRIL 494 422 5 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 488 345 6 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 453 412 7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 421 356 8 11
METFORMIN HCL 407 294 9 8
SIMVASTATIN 340 290 10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 326 293 11 9
GABAPENTIN 324 242 12 10
TRAMADOL HCL 303 233 13 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292 266 14 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 275 239 15 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 262 222 16 13
CARVEDILOL 241 217 17 21
ATENOLOL 224 192 18 20
NAMENDA 212 210 19 35
CYMBALTA 197 112 20 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 192 169 21 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 186 155 22 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186 132 22 29
PAROXETINE HCL 180 160 24 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170 147 25 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149 125 26 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 148 123 27 19
FENTANYL 144 78 S2 28 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 126 29 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141 126 30 32
PREDNISONE 140 97 31 43
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 138 114 32 101
RANITIDINE HCL 137 120 33 45
DIOVAN 136 124 34 33
CLOPIDOGREL 133 117 35 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 133 129 35 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 124 95 R 37 42
ALLOPURINOL 123 105 38 28
PLAVIX 116 107 39 39
NEXIUM 113 78 40 26
AZITHROMYCIN 111 89 41 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 97 41 48
SPIRIVA 108 82 43 61
PROAIR HFA 108 87 43 47
SINGULAIR 105 91 45 83
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 99 48 S2 46 98
GLYBURIDE 96 69 R 47 58
LANTUS 94 70 48 51
PROPRANOLOL HCL 94 83 48 100
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92 80 50 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 88 78 51 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 53 52 90
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 66 53 31
BACLOFEN 82 27 53 154
DIGOXIN 82 74 53 40
CLONIDINE HCL 81 71 56 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80 69 57 69
TRAZODONE HCL 80 68 57 37
METOLAZONE 78 62 59 192
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78 57 59 166
LYRICA 78 62 59 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 58 62 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 59 62 41
LOVASTATIN 76 75 62 36
SERTRALINE HCL 75 53 65 23
MELOXICAM 75 67 65 22
CRESTOR 71 58 67 34
NITROSTAT 71 55 67 208
NATEGLINIDE 70 62 69 254
TOPIRAMATE 67 38 70 140
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67 21 S2 70 79
GLIPIZIDE 66 60 72 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 55 73 30
ENDOCET 64 40 S2 73 147
MIRTAZAPINE 64 36 73 64
RAMIPRIL 63 59 76 119
OXYCODONE HCL 62 19 S2 77 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 24 R 78 82
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 60 79 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 55 79 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 55 79 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 51 82 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 51 83 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 32 83 91
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 54 85 65
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 45 R 85 123
LIPITOR 54 37 85 103
ALPRAZOLAM 53 34 88 225
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 43 R 89 62
JANUVIA 52 47 89 60
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 42 91 125
GEMFIBROZIL 51 41 91 93
FAMOTIDINE 50 49 93 78
AMOXICILLIN 50 44 93 177
SUCRALFATE 50 44 93 128
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 12, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.