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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 387

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 387

976 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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 976 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 976 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 18,873 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

$57 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 932 887 1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 789 607 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 666 618 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 632 579 4 2
LISINOPRIL 628 604 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 620 560 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 613 559 7 9
SIMVASTATIN 439 393 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 429 402 9 8
ATENOLOL 366 344 10 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325 304 11 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 318 312 12 15
TRAMADOL HCL 304 270 13 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 294 268 14 30
GABAPENTIN 253 228 15 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 250 239 16 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 235 213 17 17
NAMENDA 225 212 18 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 198 198 19 27
DIGOXIN 193 190 20 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 182 177 21 56
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 182 163 S3 21 155
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181 174 23 13
NEXIUM 177 156 24 26
CARVEDILOL 175 150 25 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 175 25 12
SERTRALINE HCL 175 151 25 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 173 165 28 19
MELOXICAM 167 164 29 22
LOVASTATIN 166 158 30 36
ALLOPURINOL 164 141 31 28
PAROXETINE HCL 156 143 32 52
CLOPIDOGREL 148 146 33 25
ZETIA 141 141 34 96
CLONIDINE HCL 140 130 35 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139 117 36 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134 134 37 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 134 133 37 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134 126 37 16
CELEBREX 131 126 40 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 125 41 41
SYNTHROID 127 122 42 68
TRAZODONE HCL 125 117 43 37
GLYBURIDE 121 118 R 44 58
FENTANYL 119 79 S2 45 80
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 116 110 46 114
NAPROXEN 114 113 47 89
PREDNISONE 114 108 47 43
VYTORIN 114 96 47 171
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 110 50 65
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109 96 51 94
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99 71 R 52 42
GLIPIZIDE 98 98 53 63
PLAVIX 98 95 53 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 95 53 31
CRESTOR 96 85 56 34
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 91 86 57 101
NIASPAN 90 90 58 164
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 87 59 48
INSULIN SYRINGE 87 76 60 151
AZITHROMYCIN 87 81 60 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 77 60 29
SINGULAIR 86 84 63 83
LANTUS 85 72 64 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL 81 71 65 207
CEPHALEXIN 72 68 66 135
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 56 R 67 62
SPIRIVA 66 54 68 61
NIFEDIPINE ER 66 66 68 136
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 42 70 107
DIOVAN 65 65 70 33
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 51 72 100
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 58 73 24
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 61 52 73 343
IBUPROFEN 61 52 73 85
BENICAR HCT 60 44 76 213
KLOR-CON 10 60 41 76 124
MEGESTROL ACETATE 60 60 R 76 123
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57 53 79 88
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57 21 S2 79 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 56 81 251
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 56 81 67
BYSTOLIC 55 55 83 112
PROAIR HFA 55 44 83 47
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53 38 85 166
ALPRAZOLAM 52 52 86 225
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52 42 R 86 161
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52 52 86 57
DILTIAZEM ER 52 39 86 139
VERAPAMIL ER 50 47 90 87
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 Jan. 26, 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.