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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 1111

$902K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 1111

484 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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

7% of this provider’s 484 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 484 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 11,858 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 600 353 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 502 408 2 3
LISINOPRIL 497 423 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 431 392 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 429 369 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 429 355 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 311 288 7 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283 246 8 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 281 238 9 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280 238 10 20
METFORMIN HCL 273 241 11 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 262 158 12 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 258 244 13 17
SIMVASTATIN 248 194 14 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 179 15 19
CARISOPRODOL 204 70 R 16 54
ATENOLOL 193 173 17 22
TRAMADOL HCL 191 139 18 13
GABAPENTIN 185 118 19 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 173 141 20 14
DIOVAN 158 157 21 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158 141 21 50
LOVASTATIN 149 143 23 41
CLONIDINE HCL 145 123 24 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 135 25 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128 98 26 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 122 27 25
PLAVIX 122 111 27 49
ALLOPURINOL 117 117 29 36
CLOPIDOGREL 117 95 29 30
NEXIUM 109 72 31 26
PROAIR HFA 109 81 31 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105 82 33 105
CRESTOR 104 63 34 33
ESTRADIOL 104 81 R 34 102
PREMARIN 100 87 R 36 90
PAROXETINE HCL 94 52 37 55
JANUVIA 93 92 38 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 70 39 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91 41 R 39 37
VERAPAMIL ER 90 80 41 100
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 90 66 41 186
KLOR-CON M20 88 76 43 79
ACIPHEX 87 77 44 273
SERTRALINE HCL 86 79 45 24
DIGOXIN 83 77 46 47
DIOVAN HCT 78 78 47 94
CELEBREX 75 61 48 81
TRAZODONE HCL 75 50 48 32
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73 41 R 50 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 61 50 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 62 50 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 51 53 58
SPIRIVA 70 66 54 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 67 55 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 54 56 34
MELOXICAM 66 53 57 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 57 57 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63 58 59 230
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 47 59 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 54 61 44
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62 48 61 108
GEMFIBROZIL 59 41 63 92
GLIPIZIDE 58 57 64 57
EXFORGE 57 56 65 224
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 34 66 110
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 33 67 128
LYRICA 50 32 67 62
FELODIPINE ER 50 48 67 226
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 Feb. 29, 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.