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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 582 out of 1111

$159K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 765 out of 1111

83 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

23% of this provider’s 83 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 2,686 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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
LISINOPRIL 258 164 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 216 133 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 150 117 3 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 97 4 11
PRENATAL PLUS 136 78 5 254
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132 105 S3 6 1
FUROSEMIDE 127 69 7 6
CARVEDILOL 109 53 8 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 105 82 9 7
TRAMADOL HCL 96 65 10 13
CRESTOR 92 65 11 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 90 67 12 3
FENOFIBRATE 88 30 13 95
METFORMIN HCL 84 69 14 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 59 15 16
IBUPROFEN 75 23 16 66
RANITIDINE HCL 72 31 17 29
SINGULAIR 71 50 18 112
GLIPIZIDE ER 70 56 19 99
ATENOLOL 68 57 20 22
LYRICA 64 21 21 62
KLOR-CON 8 56 15 22 120
ACTOS 56 40 22 98
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 31 R 24 37
JANUVIA 54 43 25 75
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 26 26 167
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 Jan. 4, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.