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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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75,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1111

$4.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1111

1,364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

12% of this provider’s 1,364 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 1,364 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 59,742 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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 2,627 2,158 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,493 1,963 S3 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 2,222 1,894 3 6
LISINOPRIL 2,145 1,784 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,974 1,723 5 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,935 1,820 6 25
NAMENDA 1,885 1,674 7 31
GABAPENTIN 1,792 1,301 8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,620 1,322 9 9
MIRTAZAPINE 1,550 1,364 10 10 52
SIMVASTATIN 1,532 1,260 11 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,447 1,192 12 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 1,315 983 10 13 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,287 1,065 14 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,198 903 15 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,165 1,013 16 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 856 744 17 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 824 597 18 76
CYMBALTA 824 599 18 40
LANTUS 812 621 20 46
CARVEDILOL 757 663 21 21
RISPERIDONE 725 527 22 60
METFORMIN HCL 724 547 23 8
TRAMADOL HCL 703 573 24 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 685 565 25 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 677 492 26 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 649 540 27 15
FAMOTIDINE 645 518 28 77
CLOPIDOGREL 632 511 29 30
CLONIDINE HCL 607 448 30 42
SERTRALINE HCL 594 458 31 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 579 396 32 11
TRAZODONE HCL 561 407 33 32
DIGOXIN 552 495 34 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 530 443 35 28
GLIPIZIDE 525 476 36 57
LEVETIRACETAM 503 369 37 111
KLOR-CON M20 493 436 38 79
OLANZAPINE 491 367 39 117
NOVOLOG 485 336 40 104
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 475 403 41 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 468 351 42 114
NOVOLIN R 456 365 43 142
RANITIDINE HCL 441 349 44 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 419 359 45 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 410 295 R 46 69
JANTOVEN 401 319 47 156
PLAVIX 385 327 48 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 382 354 49 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 379 355 50 101
MELOXICAM 375 302 51 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 371 272 52 44
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 336 294 53 161
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 322 271 54 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 322 298 54 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 320 262 56 68
NYSTOP 307 251 10 57 175
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 303 242 58 128
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 302 135 59 171
EXELON 298 273 60 121
ALLOPURINOL 295 268 61 36
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 289 257 62 149
SEROQUEL 286 217 63 170
ABILIFY 278 226 64 123
SPIRIVA 273 233 65 53
CLOZAPINE 270 69 66 181
LOPERAMIDE 268 204 10 67 165
SANTYL 266 206 68 179
LIDODERM 266 240 68 198
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 258 211 70 58
BACLOFEN 251 71 71 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 248 182 72 83
LYRICA 243 173 73 62
ATENOLOL 234 210 74 22
PREDNISONE 234 183 74 48
DIOVAN 231 208 76 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 230 186 77 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 226 195 78 73
CEPHALEXIN 226 192 78 89
KLOR-CON M10 224 176 80 144
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 223 183 81 136
IBUPROFEN 219 118 82 66
LEXAPRO 216 179 83 208
NEXIUM 209 142 84 26
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 207 118 S2 85 74
PAROXETINE HCL 207 176 85 55
BUSPIRONE HCL 206 131 87 96
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 206 145 87 71
OXYCONTIN 205 117 S2 89 106
CARBAMAZEPINE 197 97 90 196
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 191 164 91 105
GENERLAC 190 104 92 203
NYSTATIN 183 151 93 151
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181 163 94 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 181 134 94 155
HUMULIN R 176 138 96 189
LEVEMIR 175 110 97 132
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 171 119 R 98 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 169 68 99 126
AVELOX 167 143 10 100 292
ENABLEX 162 139 101 290
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162 128 S2 101 147
TIZANIDINE HCL 159 81 103 91
AMIODARONE HCL 154 120 104 145
FINASTERIDE 153 124 105 115
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 153 123 105 110
FENTANYL 149 105 S2 107 65
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 147 120 108 261
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 147 85 108 130
TOPIRAMATE 141 98 110 177
DILTIAZEM ER 137 120 111 158
VALPROIC ACID 136 129 112 249
TORSEMIDE 135 126 113 118
LATANOPROST 133 116 114 238
GLIMEPIRIDE 132 132 115 61
TRAVATAN Z 130 115 116 183
GLIPIZIDE ER 128 88 117 99
LEVOFLOXACIN 128 109 117 88
PATANOL 126 121 119 312
VENLAFAXINE HCL 125 111 120 191
JANUVIA 125 115 120 75
HYDROXYZINE HCL 125 111 R 120 159
MUPIROCIN 122 106 123 154
DILTIAZEM HCL 122 115 123 242
TRIMETHOPRIM 121 110 125 232
MEGESTROL ACETATE 120 112 R 126 103
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 111 S2 127 86
OXCARBAZEPINE 113 60 128 253
DICYCLOMINE HCL 113 113 128 225
AZITHROMYCIN 110 87 130 39
DETROL LA 109 93 131 139
HUMALOG 108 70 132 202
MECLIZINE HCL 108 104 132 162
PROPRANOLOL HCL 101 82 134 124
ONDANSETRON HCL 96 84 135 246
PROAIR HFA 95 70 136 38
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 95 77 136 245
HYDROCORTISONE 95 62 136 292
FORTICAL 94 94 139 255
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91 47 140 152
COLESTIPOL HCL 89 65 141 243
FAZACLO 88 37 142 219
BUPROPION HCL SR 87 41 143 150
LOVASTATIN 87 87 143 41
NIFEDIPINE ER 87 61 143 185
DILANTIN 87 42 143 325
RANEXA 85 85 147 334
OXYCODONE HCL 84 49 S2 148 69
COMBIVENT 83 48 149 129
NITROFURANTOIN 83 61 149 265
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 58 151 80
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 82 69 R 151 301
NAPROXEN 81 63 153 85
PHENYTOIN 81 57 153 272
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 43 R 155 64
CALCITONIN-SALMON 80 73 155 336
FLUCONAZOLE 79 49 157 195
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 79 22 R 157 169
ACTOS 78 61 159 98
LACTULOSE 77 68 160 166
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 77 60 160 113
CLOTRIMAZOLE 76 69 162 367
AGGRENOX 76 66 162 182
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 76 55 162 228
CLONIDINE 76 41 162 221
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 72 51 166 266
SUCRALFATE 72 62 166 125
CHOLESTYRAMINE 72 59 166 291
TERAZOSIN HCL 69 63 169 127
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 60 170 56
HALOPERIDOL 68 52 170 180
SINGULAIR 68 34 170 112
TRANSDERM-SCOP 67 38 173 320
AMOXICILLIN 67 54 173 131
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 67 67 173 327
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 66 55 176 296
VENTOLIN HFA 65 51 177 122
GLYBURIDE 65 46 R 177 59
PRIMIDONE 64 47 179 349
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 64 55 179 141
ZYPREXA 64 54 179 317
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 64 40 179 302
LIPITOR 62 38 183 116
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 40 184 23
METRONIDAZOLE 61 43 184 353
BUPROPION XL 60 45 186 210
CARISOPRODOL 60 18 R 186 54
CELEBREX 59 45 188 81
GEMFIBROZIL 59 31 188 92
FONDAPARINUX SODIUM 59 23 188 395
LAMOTRIGINE 58 37 191 172
DIOVAN HCT 58 36 191 94
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 58 55 191 354
TIMOLOL MALEATE 58 58 191 397
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 58 31 R 191 330
RESTASIS 56 35 196 399
SODIUM CHLORIDE 55 38 197 297
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 55 197 67
NABUMETONE 55 39 197 146
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54 52 200 186
METOLAZONE 54 28 200 162
AMANTADINE 53 26 202 267
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 53 53 202 340
LUNESTA 53 40 202 270
FENOFIBRATE 52 35 205 95
SEROQUEL XR 52 50 205 237
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52 43 205 314
NITROSTAT 51 38 208 200
ENDOCET 51 33 S2 208 134
BUPROPION HCL 50 42 210 275
CRESTOR 50 46 210 33
MIDODRINE HCL 50 38 210 268
CALCIUM ACETATE 50 32 210 356
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 42 210 135
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 Feb. 25, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.