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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,821Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 1111

$788K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 1111

896 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

12% of this provider’s 896 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 896 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 9,438 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 962 448 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 484 387 2 3
LISINOPRIL 453 311 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 400 281 4 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 310 202 5 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 299 236 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 286 230 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284 259 8 7
SIMVASTATIN 268 225 9 5
METFORMIN HCL 250 197 10 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 247 145 11 16
GABAPENTIN 208 98 12 10
MELOXICAM 205 155 13 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 138 14 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 189 144 15 17
TRAMADOL HCL 179 126 16 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 150 17 23
METOLAZONE 170 151 18 162
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 160 67 R 19 37
CARISOPRODOL 153 21 R 20 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 127 21 19
ATENOLOL 148 131 22 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 142 131 23 25
CLOPIDOGREL 138 114 24 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 116 25 35
OXYCONTIN 120 28 S2 26 106
LANTUS 116 91 27 46
CARVEDILOL 115 73 28 21
DIGOXIN 115 65 28 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114 74 30 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110 105 31 20
ALLOPURINOL 109 80 32 36
LYRICA 103 29 33 62
PLAVIX 100 85 34 49
GLYBURIDE 99 67 R 35 59
TRAZODONE HCL 96 63 36 32
NEXIUM 96 62 36 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 84 38 45
PREDNISONE 91 61 39 48
CYMBALTA 87 71 40 40
NAMENDA 80 79 41 31
KLOR-CON M20 79 50 42 79
PROAIR HFA 76 20 43 38
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75 54 44 71
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 54 45 88
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 73 60 45 15
LOVASTATIN 71 59 47 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 57 47 44
AZITHROMYCIN 68 41 49 39
RANITIDINE HCL 67 27 50 29
SERTRALINE HCL 66 27 51 24
SINGULAIR 64 46 52 112
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 26 S2 52 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 50 52 43
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63 29 S2 55 74
LEVOXYL 60 46 56 223
CELEBREX 58 34 57 81
OXYCODONE HCL 58 0 S2 57 69
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 34 59 126
COMBIVENT 57 40 59 129
IBUPROFEN 56 18 61 66
ACTOS 56 44 61 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 44 63 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 28 R 64 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 53 17 65 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 47 65 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 39 67 68
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 51 67 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 41 69 50
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 Aug. 14, 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.