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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,096Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 1111

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 1111

475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

17% of this provider’s 475 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 475 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 10,675 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 978 483 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 511 341 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 511 309 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 353 251 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 339 174 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 325 243 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 316 255 7 7
SIMVASTATIN 309 196 8 5
GABAPENTIN 303 174 9 10
NAMENDA 293 248 10 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262 200 11 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 180 12 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 233 143 13 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217 160 14 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 216 203 15 25
TRAZODONE HCL 204 140 16 32
MIRTAZAPINE 201 144 17 52
SPIRIVA 194 106 18 53
NEXIUM 191 115 19 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 73 20 16
TRAMADOL HCL 180 86 21 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158 138 22 15
SERTRALINE HCL 157 133 23 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 137 24 28
CLOPIDOGREL 152 109 25 30
OXYCODONE HCL 150 45 S2 26 69
CYMBALTA 148 93 27 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 145 39 R 28 37
LANTUS 145 101 28 46
RISPERIDONE 144 64 30 60
MELOXICAM 135 86 31 18
CARVEDILOL 130 79 32 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 128 101 33 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 124 38 R 34 69
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 123 36 S2 35 74
PAROXETINE HCL 119 32 36 55
CARISOPRODOL 114 0 R 37 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 57 38 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 33 38 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 39 40 23
ATENOLOL 111 86 40 22
PROAIR HFA 110 58 42 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107 71 43 78
RANITIDINE HCL 106 88 44 29
PLAVIX 103 74 45 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 99 78 46 44
TRAVATAN Z 95 58 47 183
CRESTOR 94 41 48 33
NOVOLOG 93 76 49 104
FAMOTIDINE 84 63 50 77
GLIPIZIDE 82 59 51 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 81 74 52 19
CLONIDINE HCL 80 56 53 42
MEGESTROL ACETATE 77 68 R 54 103
BACLOFEN 76 33 55 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75 37 56 71
FINASTERIDE 74 54 57 115
IBUPROFEN 72 38 58 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71 62 59 76
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68 29 60 108
FENTANYL 68 52 S2 60 65
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 26 62 126
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 0 S2 62 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65 55 62 20
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 28 65 113
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 36 65 17
MORPHINE SULFATE 62 14 S2 67 190
LACTULOSE 62 46 67 166
LOVASTATIN 62 46 67 41
HUMALOG 61 46 70 202
ABILIFY 61 41 70 123
ALLOPURINOL 61 37 70 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 38 73 56
KLOR-CON M20 58 49 73 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 40 75 58
CHLORTHALIDONE 57 39 75 193
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 46 75 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 53 75 82
LAMOTRIGINE 57 14 75 172
BYSTOLIC 56 36 80 133
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 54 35 81 314
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 53 81 110
CLOZAPINE 53 38 83 181
NOVOLIN R 53 33 83 142
AZITHROMYCIN 53 29 83 39
MUPIROCIN 52 44 86 154
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 28 87 130
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 42 R 87 64
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. 17, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.