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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,874Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 1111

$998K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 1111

523 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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 523 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 523 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 14,704 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 768 484 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 723 631 2 6
LISINOPRIL 671 512 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 615 502 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 572 510 5 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 482 427 6 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 454 396 7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 440 396 8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 413 342 9 12
SIMVASTATIN 343 282 10 5
GABAPENTIN 320 259 11 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 304 267 12 45
TRAMADOL HCL 297 244 13 13
MIRTAZAPINE 269 202 14 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 250 209 15 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243 194 16 11
METFORMIN HCL 226 161 17 8
LANTUS 218 192 18 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 198 151 19 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 194 194 20 25
NOVOLOG 187 174 21 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174 124 22 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 173 108 R 23 69
SERTRALINE HCL 169 103 24 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 117 25 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153 107 26 16
CLOPIDOGREL 140 115 27 30
MELOXICAM 140 105 27 18
RANITIDINE HCL 136 120 29 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 136 57 R 29 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 130 71 31 126
CARVEDILOL 129 117 32 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 123 106 33 19
JANTOVEN 122 119 34 156
FLUOXETINE HCL 121 97 35 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 103 36 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 104 37 28
FAMOTIDINE 115 95 38 77
ATENOLOL 113 90 39 22
NAMENDA 112 112 40 31
CYMBALTA 112 65 40 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 104 42 15
LYRICA 104 84 43 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 91 44 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 97 87 45 114
DIGOXIN 93 93 46 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 40 47 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 70 48 71
DIOVAN 88 86 49 51
PREDNISONE 86 66 50 48
AZITHROMYCIN 86 68 50 39
ALLOPURINOL 85 81 52 36
PLAVIX 84 64 53 49
CLONIDINE HCL 83 57 54 42
OXYCONTIN 80 35 S2 55 106
KLOR-CON M20 79 71 56 79
TRAZODONE HCL 78 49 57 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76 36 58 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 67 58 43
LOPERAMIDE 73 62 60 165
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72 64 61 149
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 72 61 101
GLIPIZIDE 71 51 63 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71 55 63 76
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71 53 63 130
PROAIR HFA 70 37 66 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 52 67 83
LEVETIRACETAM 68 56 68 111
TRAVATAN Z 67 54 69 183
KLOR-CON M10 66 57 70 144
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 33 R 71 64
SUCRALFATE 64 59 71 125
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 56 73 61
NEXIUM 63 26 73 26
CARISOPRODOL 63 18 R 73 54
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62 58 76 136
PAROXETINE HCL 61 34 77 55
BACLOFEN 61 49 77 119
SPIRIVA 60 47 79 53
AMIODARONE HCL 59 59 80 145
FENTANYL 58 44 S2 81 65
OXYCODONE HCL 57 40 S2 82 69
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 53 82 88
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 0 S2 84 86
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 47 84 124
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 52 84 78
LOVASTATIN 53 26 84 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 88 56
GEMFIBROZIL 51 33 89 92
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 24, 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.