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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,345Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 51

$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 51

306 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 306 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 222 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 306 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 35%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$877K

2012

$1.02M

2013

$925K

2014

$619K

2015

Number of Claims

12,891

2012

14,107

2013

12,449

2014

8,345

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

64

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

66

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

4 10
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

7 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

69

patients, 23% of all patients

O 8 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

11 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

12 13
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

14 117
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

15 8
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

16 34
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

17 20
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

18 29
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

19 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

R 21 21
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

21 35
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

23 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

23 37
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

25 43
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

27 127
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

O 28 16
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

29 25
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

30 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 151
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

32 71
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 46
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

34 87
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

35 54
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

36 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

36 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

38 42
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

39 172
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

39 22
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

41 61
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 42 176
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

42 30
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

A 44 44
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

45 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

46 51
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

47 81
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

47 77
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 R 49 62
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

50 186
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.