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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,891Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 55

$877K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 55

376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

14% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

40% of this provider’s 376 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 8,238 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 939 540 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 357 245 2 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348 227 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 332 207 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 326 239 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 319 245 6 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 247 183 7 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 239 123 8 17
AZITHROMYCIN 199 135 9 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198 137 10 14
LYRICA 180 119 11 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 173 130 12 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 168 119 13 46
METFORMIN HCL 164 117 14 8
JANUVIA 158 131 15 90
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 153 126 16 9
RANITIDINE HCL 153 94 16 29
FENTANYL 152 113 S2 18 61
NAMENDA 146 134 19 23
PAROXETINE HCL 143 92 20 60
TRAMADOL HCL 141 66 21 13
CARVEDILOL 141 105 21 35
LISINOPRIL 141 86 21 2
GABAPENTIN 136 79 24 10
NEXIUM 135 95 25 20
CLONIDINE HCL 133 89 26 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 133 100 26 12
ALLOPURINOL 133 95 26 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 121 80 29 109
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 91 30 24
TRAZODONE HCL 113 53 31 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 112 97 32 21
PEN NEEDLE 110 52 33 147
PROAIR HFA 105 56 34 50
MIRTAZAPINE 103 82 35 66
CLOPIDOGREL 100 79 36 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100 38 36 153
MELOXICAM 97 66 38 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97 67 38 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 48 40 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 59 41 48
METOLAZONE 80 49 42 162
LANTUS 80 58 42 37
PREDNISONE 80 33 42 77
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78 26 R 45 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 61 45 99
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78 50 45 70
HUMALOG 74 51 48 166
TIZANIDINE HCL 72 29 49 97
RISPERIDONE 69 52 50 49
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 26 R 50 169
LIPITOR 69 65 50 132
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 64 50 40
CRESTOR 65 28 54 64
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65 38 54 93
DETROL LA 64 64 56 137
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 30 57 176
PLAVIX 62 36 58 53
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 41 59 96
ENDOCET 60 15 S2 59 75
NOVOLOG 59 40 61 107
AGGRENOX 57 34 62 182
SERTRALINE HCL 57 43 62 22
CYMBALTA 57 0 62 47
TOPIRAMATE 53 0 65 114
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53 21 65 189
MECLIZINE HCL 53 42 65 189
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 36 65 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52 35 69 28
MUPIROCIN 52 26 69 149
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 25 71 111
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 June 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.