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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,890Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1111

$934K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 1111

456 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

14% of this provider’s 456 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

49% of this provider’s 456 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 10,746 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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 1,659 680 S3 1 1
TRAMADOL HCL 847 365 2 13
PENTOXIFYLLINE 705 406 10 3 218
FUROSEMIDE 492 328 4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 484 327 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 443 273 6 4
LISINOPRIL 434 293 7 2
TRAZODONE HCL 392 184 8 32
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 354 108 R 9 205
GABAPENTIN 339 200 10 10
CLONIDINE HCL 313 194 11 42
CARISOPRODOL 308 56 R 12 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 302 227 13 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 265 150 14 3
METFORMIN HCL 244 151 15 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 238 126 16 17
PROMETHAZINE HCL 219 67 R 17 69
RANITIDINE HCL 212 124 18 29
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 209 48 S2 19 86
BUSPIRONE HCL 205 106 20 96
CLOPIDOGREL 196 138 21 30
MELOXICAM 192 120 22 18
SERTRALINE HCL 191 149 23 24
AZITHROMYCIN 188 92 24 39
SIMVASTATIN 187 127 25 5
JANUMET 184 99 26 174
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 90 27 11
CYMBALTA 169 63 28 40
METHOCARBAMOL 168 27 R 29 159
CITALOPRAM HBR 164 98 30 14
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 163 95 31 71
NEXIUM 152 83 32 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146 98 33 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 140 140 34 25
TORSEMIDE 137 93 35 118
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 136 48 S3 36 281
WARFARIN SODIUM 134 97 37 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132 54 R 38 64
CARVEDILOL 130 106 39 21
PROAIR HFA 125 29 40 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 123 41 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 121 52 42 68
PLAVIX 118 83 43 49
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 116 82 44 136
BACLOFEN 114 51 45 119
PROPRANOLOL HCL 112 61 46 124
ALLOPURINOL 112 82 46 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112 73 46 58
SUCRALFATE 111 62 49 125
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 32 50 44
GLYBURIDE 99 82 R 51 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 11 52 16
FENTANYL 95 74 S2 53 65
CRESTOR 95 66 53 33
NALBUPHINE HCL 95 0 10 53 363
JANUVIA 91 50 56 75
DIGOXIN 89 86 57 47
PREMARIN 84 48 R 58 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83 54 59 20
PAROXETINE HCL 82 62 60 55
ATENOLOL 81 22 61 22
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 33 R 61 37
IBUPROFEN 81 27 61 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 45 64 34
SSD 79 60 65 311
DIPYRIDAMOLE 79 57 R 65 299
CELEBREX 79 63 65 81
NITROSTAT 79 40 65 200
MUPIROCIN 79 44 65 154
LYRICA 75 36 70 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 17 70 43
FLUCONAZOLE 73 48 72 195
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 18 73 126
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 37 74 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69 43 75 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 17 76 135
LANTUS 68 48 76 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 53 76 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 29 76 61
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67 25 80 225
EVISTA 66 37 81 148
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 35 82 45
MEGESTROL ACETATE 63 51 R 83 103
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 33 83 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 40 85 83
VENTOLIN HFA 61 14 86 122
ZETIA 59 0 87 109
NYSTATIN 58 33 88 151
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55 21 89 93
SPIRIVA 53 24 90 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 40 91 101
TRICOR 50 17 92 157
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HC 50 26 92 420
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 June 16, 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.