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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,212Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 131 out of 1111

$719K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 1111

595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%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

8% of this provider’s 595 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 595 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 6,990 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$64 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 797 375 S3 1 1
GABAPENTIN 325 157 2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 310 247 3 3
LISINOPRIL 285 195 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 280 242 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 279 186 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 247 143 7 4
FUROSEMIDE 219 161 8 6
TRAMADOL HCL 197 105 9 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 182 109 10 16
AZITHROMYCIN 170 104 11 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169 129 12 7
NEXIUM 169 109 12 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165 122 14 9
MELOXICAM 149 111 15 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148 107 16 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 133 107 17 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129 88 18 12
SERTRALINE HCL 124 95 19 24
ATENOLOL 118 77 20 22
CARVEDILOL 103 48 21 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 37 22 44
LYRICA 99 38 23 62
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99 72 23 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 63 25 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 46 R 26 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 63 27 27
ALLOPURINOL 86 83 28 36
GLYBURIDE 84 63 R 29 59
IBUPROFEN 82 24 30 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 49 30 11
PROAIR HFA 81 36 32 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 62 33 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 68 34 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 76 52 34 14
RANITIDINE HCL 74 36 36 29
FLUCONAZOLE 72 50 37 195
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 70 38 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 45 39 23
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 20 S2 39 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 42 41 43
CYMBALTA 66 24 42 40
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 65 62 R 43 187
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 50 43 56
SPIRIVA 64 46 45 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 29 S2 46 147
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60 46 47 113
FINASTERIDE 59 41 48 115
VERAPAMIL ER 59 58 48 100
DIGOXIN 56 51 50 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 52 51 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 43 52 17
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 0 R 52 69
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 36 54 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 32 R 54 64
PAROXETINE HCL 51 31 56 55
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 19 56 96
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 38 58 34
TRAZODONE HCL 50 20 58 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 Sept. 27, 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.