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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,902Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 1111

$747K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 1111

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

10% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 11,236 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 501 440 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 482 344 S3 2 1
LISINOPRIL 449 337 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 407 322 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 392 303 5 5
SERTRALINE HCL 354 318 6 24
OMEPRAZOLE 272 235 7 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 265 256 8 25
NAMENDA 261 236 9 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243 196 10 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 243 213 10 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 160 12 11
GABAPENTIN 204 186 13 10
MELOXICAM 203 145 14 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185 154 15 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179 158 16 12
METFORMIN HCL 178 124 17 8
RANITIDINE HCL 151 134 18 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146 102 19 45
MIRTAZAPINE 143 116 20 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 142 128 21 83
CARVEDILOL 139 136 22 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138 71 23 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 131 97 24 14
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 130 107 25 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128 117 26 16
LANTUS 125 94 27 46
DIGOXIN 121 120 28 47
ATENOLOL 121 94 28 22
TRAMADOL HCL 121 116 28 13
GLYBURIDE 117 86 R 31 59
PREDNISONE 116 85 32 48
FENTANYL 110 108 S2 33 65
RISPERIDONE 108 61 34 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 105 35 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 100 86 36 15
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97 70 R 37 69
CYMBALTA 92 75 38 40
NEXIUM 89 80 39 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 89 67 39 44
ALLOPURINOL 85 73 41 36
NABUMETONE 82 68 42 146
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 78 43 17
NAPROXEN 72 54 44 85
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70 57 45 136
FAMOTIDINE 70 66 45 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70 33 45 128
AZITHROMYCIN 69 55 48 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 52 49 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 57 50 34
PROAIR HFA 64 54 50 38
CELEBREX 64 58 50 81
TIZANIDINE HCL 62 20 53 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 46 53 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 62 53 101
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 58 53 124
EXELON 60 52 57 121
MUPIROCIN 59 34 58 154
ESTRADIOL 58 18 R 59 102
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 18 R 59 37
SINGULAIR 56 41 61 112
SUCRALFATE 56 51 61 125
HUMULIN R 55 50 63 189
CLOPIDOGREL 54 52 64 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 42 65 206
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 66 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 46 67 71
PLAVIX 50 47 68 49
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, 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.