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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 387

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 387

798 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

8% of this provider’s 798 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 798 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 18,781 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,079 853 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,068 840 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,020 626 S3 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 722 626 4 7
LISINOPRIL 601 469 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 589 415 6 8
SIMVASTATIN 546 449 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 534 419 8 6
SERTRALINE HCL 518 420 9 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 496 374 10 9
TRAMADOL HCL 461 319 11 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 425 411 12 27
NAMENDA 353 319 13 35
CARVEDILOL 337 251 14 21
GABAPENTIN 333 243 15 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333 247 15 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 318 263 17 13
MELOXICAM 309 243 18 22
LOVASTATIN 308 232 19 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297 238 20 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 276 219 21 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 252 162 22 16
MIRTAZAPINE 219 186 23 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 216 171 24 88
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 209 169 25 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 204 181 26 17
ESTRADIOL 190 136 R 27 105
FENTANYL 183 162 S2 28 80
AZITHROMYCIN 183 149 28 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 183 154 28 59
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 150 31 65
ALLOPURINOL 172 146 32 28
PREDNISONE 172 160 32 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169 147 34 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 164 144 35 69
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 162 124 36 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 127 37 32
NYSTATIN 156 145 38 147
DIGOXIN 154 150 39 40
KLOR-CON M20 153 147 40 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146 130 41 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 100 42 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 137 111 43 56
CYMBALTA 136 109 44 44
LANTUS 135 119 45 51
CLOPIDOGREL 135 112 45 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 134 115 47 41
PAROXETINE HCL 130 75 48 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128 113 49 18
PROMETHAZINE HCL 120 66 R 50 82
LEVOFLOXACIN 115 105 51 84
NEXIUM 112 67 52 26
SPIRIVA 109 95 53 61
DIOVAN 109 104 53 33
CLONIDINE HCL 108 48 55 38
FINASTERIDE 104 102 56 95
DIOVAN HCT 102 91 57 74
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 100 75 58 131
GLIMEPIRIDE 98 75 59 50
CEPHALEXIN 98 68 59 135
LEVETIRACETAM 96 40 61 110
LIPITOR 96 69 61 103
PREMARIN 93 64 R 63 77
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 83 64 312
PLAVIX 88 78 65 39
METOLAZONE 88 70 65 192
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 88 58 65 115
KLOR-CON 10 85 78 68 124
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 24 R 69 42
FLUCONAZOLE 81 63 70 160
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 70 71 86
CELEBREX 75 65 72 72
TRAZODONE HCL 75 42 72 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 61 74 91
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72 67 75 172
SEROQUEL 72 61 75 174
LYRICA 71 29 77 66
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71 52 77 101
ATENOLOL 69 66 79 20
EVISTA 69 69 79 111
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 67 0 81 287
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 66 82 104
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 56 83 107
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 48 83 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 28 85 29
PROAIR HFA 62 37 86 47
MEGESTROL ACETATE 61 61 R 87 123
VENLAFAXINE HCL 61 56 87 207
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 54 87 67
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59 18 S2 90 79
ARICEPT 59 59 90 285
BACLOFEN 59 29 90 154
NOVOLIN R 59 56 90 209
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 31 94 100
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56 46 95 166
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 56 15 95 230
GEMFIBROZIL 55 35 97 93
SYMBICORT 55 33 97 196
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 54 36 99 361
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 27 99 54
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 33 R 99 210
JANUVIA 53 34 102 60
ACTOS 52 43 103 99
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 30 104 81
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50 48 105 212
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 Nov. 22, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.