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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,214Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 55

$483K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 55

290 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 21%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,922 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 360 282 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 299 230 2 3
LISINOPRIL 274 202 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 266 194 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166 114 5 9
ALLOPURINOL 155 126 6 31
METFORMIN HCL 154 112 7 8
GABAPENTIN 144 71 8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140 106 9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139 114 10 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 128 102 11 12
OMEPRAZOLE 121 84 12 4
NALBUPHINE HCL 119 0 10 13 139
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118 61 S3 14 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 114 94 15 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99 88 16 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 55 17 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 74 18 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 58 19 17
CARVEDILOL 78 65 20 35
CLONIDINE HCL 75 45 21 38
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 75 49 21 129
NEXIUM 71 49 23 20
NOVOLOG 68 48 24 107
CYMBALTA 67 25 25 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62 43 26 28
LANTUS 60 35 27 37
RANITIDINE HCL 50 35 28 29
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 Sept. 20, 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.