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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,496Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 1111

$643K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 127 out of 1111

663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%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

16% of this provider’s 663 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 663 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 7,816 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 1,599 913 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 392 268 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 360 253 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 355 257 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 342 213 5 8
SIMVASTATIN 317 245 6 5
CARISOPRODOL 251 38 R 7 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 235 130 8 9
FUROSEMIDE 232 137 9 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 195 107 10 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 186 87 11 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 177 67 R 12 37
GLYBURIDE 168 85 R 13 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 122 14 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 153 115 15 7
ATENOLOL 136 86 16 22
TRAMADOL HCL 134 75 17 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133 111 18 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119 75 19 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119 87 19 12
LEVOFLOXACIN 116 81 21 88
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 33 S2 21 86
WARFARIN SODIUM 112 93 23 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 76 24 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 84 25 34
PROAIR HFA 103 56 26 38
GABAPENTIN 99 63 27 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 41 28 72
CLOPIDOGREL 84 77 28 30
MELOXICAM 84 52 28 18
TRAZODONE HCL 84 63 28 32
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 63 28 101
LOVASTATIN 77 50 33 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74 47 R 34 64
NEXIUM 73 32 35 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 72 56 36 15
PREDNISONE 71 39 37 48
SERTRALINE HCL 71 54 37 24
DIGOXIN 70 69 39 47
NAMENDA 69 68 40 31
LYRICA 68 41 41 62
OXYCODONE HCL 66 41 S2 42 69
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66 28 R 42 69
PLAVIX 66 60 42 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 32 45 128
CARVEDILOL 65 45 45 21
CLONIDINE HCL 63 51 47 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 39 48 58
CEFUROXIME 62 37 48 138
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 37 50 17
CELEBREX 61 59 50 81
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 26 S2 52 147
AMOXICILLIN 58 42 53 131
VERAPAMIL ER 55 39 54 100
OXYCONTIN 54 0 S2 55 106
ALLOPURINOL 54 53 55 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 50 55 44
PAROXETINE HCL 53 29 58 55
LANTUS 52 21 59 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 26 60 135
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 51 24 60 327
ESTRADIOL 50 33 R 62 102
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 March 8, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.