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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 158 out of 387

$381K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 196 out of 387

120 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,769 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 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
SIMVASTATIN 394 292 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 264 136 2 4
PRENATAL PLUS 257 162 10 3 198
GABAPENTIN 241 140 4 10
TRAZODONE HCL 234 149 5 37
VYTORIN 231 160 6 171
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225 191 7 18
KLOR-CON 8 197 129 8 146
LISINOPRIL 190 148 9 3
TRAMADOL HCL 189 68 10 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181 110 11 48
FUROSEMIDE 163 132 12 7
SYNTHROID 160 135 13 68
GLUMETZA 141 80 10 14 284
FELODIPINE ER 136 93 15 130
FLUNISOLIDE 133 87 16 234
CARVEDILOL 127 83 17 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 89 18 24
SUCRALFATE 117 82 19 128
MELOXICAM 117 82 19 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 67 21 19
IBUPROFEN 107 65 21 85
JANUVIA 107 49 21 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 83 24 12
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 101 81 25 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 55 R 26 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 90 60 26 81
QVAR 90 38 26 311
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 69 29 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 59 30 56
ESTRADIOL 77 24 R 31 105
PLAVIX 68 54 32 39
TRADJENTA 63 35 33 338
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 28 34 127
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 47 35 15
NOVOLIN N 58 0 36 352
INDAPAMIDE 58 26 36 215
DULERA 53 46 38 364
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 Dec. 4, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.