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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,968Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 413 out of 1111

$341K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 417 out of 1111

260 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
22% 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

4% of this provider’s 260 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 260 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,791 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 269 240 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 238 204 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 219 176 3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197 140 S3 4 1
GABAPENTIN 179 147 5 10
LISINOPRIL 157 140 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 155 128 7 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138 112 8 17
SIMVASTATIN 121 100 9 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 89 10 23
SERTRALINE HCL 110 81 11 24
FUROSEMIDE 103 88 12 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96 83 13 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 71 14 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 74 15 11
MELOXICAM 83 56 15 18
CRESTOR 79 65 17 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 61 18 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 72 56 19 14
TRAMADOL HCL 69 58 20 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 68 56 21 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 55 22 34
TRAZODONE HCL 60 52 23 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 51 24 35
CLONIDINE HCL 59 48 24 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55 48 26 20
ZETIA 54 43 27 109
ALLOPURINOL 54 45 27 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 46 29 28
GLYBURIDE 50 42 R 30 59
AZITHROMYCIN 50 43 30 39
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.