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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,235Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 1111

$763K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 1111

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

9% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 539 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 8,648 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 658 385 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 475 339 2 2
GABAPENTIN 425 290 3 10
OMEPRAZOLE 405 325 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 396 304 5 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319 257 6 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294 238 7 12
METFORMIN HCL 242 179 8 8
FUROSEMIDE 184 160 9 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 183 154 10 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183 171 10 7
CLONIDINE HCL 173 115 12 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 159 109 R 13 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 149 93 14 27
CRESTOR 148 144 15 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143 70 16 16
SIMVASTATIN 143 102 16 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139 122 18 9
TRAMADOL HCL 135 86 19 13
NAMENDA 134 118 20 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 89 21 23
DIOVAN 127 122 22 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 109 23 20
BYSTOLIC 110 54 24 133
FLUOXETINE HCL 103 69 25 44
TRAZODONE HCL 103 64 25 32
ATENOLOL 101 84 27 22
BUPROPION HCL SR 100 42 28 150
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 99 67 29 15
CYMBALTA 96 59 30 40
KLOR-CON 10 93 67 31 199
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 65 32 43
PROAIR HFA 86 57 33 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 54 33 11
LYRICA 84 48 35 62
RANITIDINE HCL 82 75 36 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 63 37 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 50 38 67
MELOXICAM 72 39 39 18
SYMBICORT 72 51 39 176
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 55 41 78
DIOVAN HCT 69 58 42 94
VENTOLIN HFA 67 42 43 122
TOPIRAMATE 66 14 44 177
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 51 45 71
SINGULAIR 61 41 46 112
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 38 47 80
AMOXICILLIN 60 41 47 131
BACLOFEN 59 45 49 119
BENICAR 59 55 49 227
CARISOPRODOL 58 19 R 51 54
CLOPIDOGREL 56 48 52 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 33 52 155
SYNTHROID 55 34 54 63
NEXIUM 55 28 54 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 54 56 50
SERTRALINE HCL 54 27 56 24
FENTANYL 54 23 S2 56 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 54 28 56 19
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 43 56 68
AZITHROMYCIN 53 29 61 39
ESTRADIOL 51 30 R 62 102
PLAVIX 50 39 63 49
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 May 6, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.