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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,523Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 387

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 387

546 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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 546 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 546 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 9,851 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 464 314 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 455 335 2 4
LISINOPRIL 378 336 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 359 293 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334 323 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 328 231 6 8
GABAPENTIN 319 240 7 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 282 235 8 18
SIMVASTATIN 281 220 9 5
FUROSEMIDE 241 199 10 7
MELOXICAM 234 195 11 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194 167 12 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 188 184 13 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 183 141 14 19
NEXIUM 177 136 15 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 163 86 R 16 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 156 17 32
SPIRIVA 153 128 18 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 110 19 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139 114 20 16
TRAMADOL HCL 136 86 21 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127 88 22 73
CLOPIDOGREL 123 108 23 25
NAMENDA 121 120 24 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 86 25 41
SERTRALINE HCL 111 96 26 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 86 27 30
DIGOXIN 109 100 27 40
TRAZODONE HCL 105 97 29 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101 83 30 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100 65 R 31 62
ATENOLOL 96 76 32 20
CRESTOR 88 49 33 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 72 34 48
CELEBREX 80 63 35 72
IBUPROFEN 77 57 36 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 53 37 67
PLAVIX 76 61 37 39
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 73 55 39 199
PROAIR HFA 73 48 39 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73 72 39 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 53 42 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 69 43 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69 43 43 13
PREDNISONE 69 55 43 43
EXELON 67 67 46 162
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 36 46 100
DIOVAN 65 45 48 33
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 47 48 131
CARVEDILOL 64 58 50 21
BENICAR HCT 62 46 51 213
ALLOPURINOL 61 46 52 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 44 53 29
CYMBALTA 56 43 54 44
LANSOPRAZOLE 55 53 55 141
FINASTERIDE 54 44 56 95
MIRTAZAPINE 54 45 56 64
LYRICA 53 42 58 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 40 59 90
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 38 60 109
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 47 60 56
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.