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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 11

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 11

503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

6% of this provider’s 503 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 503 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 22%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 12,637 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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 566 516 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 536 482 S3 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 504 448 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 481 440 4 5
CELEBREX 382 369 5 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301 296 6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 266 228 7 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 259 251 8 20
LISINOPRIL 254 246 9 3
SIMVASTATIN 244 240 10 6
NAMENDA 241 228 11 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 226 203 12 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216 196 13 7
LYRICA 210 184 14 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 207 199 15 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 192 16 16
CARVEDILOL 191 165 17 19
METFORMIN HCL 179 161 18 15
GABAPENTIN 176 162 19 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167 150 20 28
MELOXICAM 153 132 21 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148 126 22 47
DEXILANT 144 128 23 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 140 140 24 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 123 25 29
ALLOPURINOL 131 118 26 30
CYMBALTA 130 115 27 48
NEXIUM 128 126 28 39
CLOPIDOGREL 127 125 29 26
AZITHROMYCIN 124 118 30 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 88 31 88
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 108 104 32 91
PREDNISONE 108 91 32 35
PRISTIQ ER 106 93 34 92
DIGOXIN 100 100 35 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99 93 36 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 94 37 52
PLAVIX 88 88 38 33
PREMARIN 86 80 R 39 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 85 81 40 57
METHOCARBAMOL 83 66 R 41 108
TRAMADOL HCL 80 78 42 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 69 43 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77 72 44 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 77 77 44 14
ATENOLOL 76 76 46 23
LANTUS 75 73 47 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 63 48 36
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71 62 49 115
SEROQUEL XR 68 68 50 117
GLYBURIDE 67 63 R 51 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 63 52 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 60 53 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 39 53 61
SYMBICORT 60 55 55 126
ZETIA 59 58 56 67
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 43 S3 57 133
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 52 57 133
CLONIDINE HCL 56 56 59 44
DIOVAN 54 50 60 46
CEPHALEXIN 53 48 61 59
RISPERIDONE 53 53 61 80
NOVOLOG 52 47 63 87
LIPITOR 52 48 63 88
JANUVIA 52 52 63 56
ALPRAZOLAM 50 50 66 148
DETROL LA 50 45 66 67
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 50 R 66 53
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 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.