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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,767Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 204 out of 1111

$484K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 234 out of 1111

307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 4,040 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
TRAMADOL HCL 522 190 1 13
GABAPENTIN 326 95 2 10
NEXIUM 221 62 3 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 219 43 4 91
FUROSEMIDE 210 105 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 204 121 6 4
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 178 60 R 7 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177 116 8 12
AZITHROMYCIN 168 61 9 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161 103 10 9
SIMVASTATIN 157 86 11 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 135 49 12 7
CYMBALTA 134 60 13 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 129 53 14 68
METFORMIN HCL 129 100 14 8
IBUPROFEN 122 22 16 66
PROAIR HFA 120 27 17 38
LISINOPRIL 112 59 18 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 112 77 18 96
CITALOPRAM HBR 109 61 20 14
MIRTAZAPINE 108 86 21 52
AMANTADINE 101 21 22 267
CLONIDINE HCL 97 53 23 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 30 24 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 11 R 25 37
MELOXICAM 90 51 26 18
SYNTHROID 85 30 27 63
PROMETHAZINE HCL 83 0 R 28 69
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 79 53 29 3
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78 24 30 93
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 77 11 31 280
SERTRALINE HCL 72 48 32 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 0 33 50
GLIPIZIDE 70 48 34 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 39 35 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 27 36 28
LEVETIRACETAM 63 0 36 111
CLOPIDOGREL 58 54 38 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 25 39 23
RISPERIDONE 57 22 39 60
NAPROXEN 54 0 41 85
TRAZODONE HCL 52 0 42 32
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 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.