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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,899Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 1111

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 1111

716 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
16% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 716 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 716 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,459 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 588 555 1 7
CRESTOR 511 473 2 33
SYNTHROID 481 440 3 63
LISINOPRIL 471 404 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 405 389 5 4
DIOVAN 404 377 6 51
ZETIA 340 322 7 109
FUROSEMIDE 325 301 8 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 317 289 9 17
GABAPENTIN 316 261 10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241 229 11 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 230 214 12 3
NIASPAN 223 208 13 164
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 207 14 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 185 15 15
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 191 179 16 87
CARVEDILOL 185 174 17 21
TRAMADOL HCL 178 147 18 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 174 158 19 84
SIMVASTATIN 170 160 20 5
DIOVAN HCT 168 161 21 94
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 159 135 22 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 127 23 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153 135 23 35
FENOFIBRATE 143 138 25 95
CITALOPRAM HBR 141 140 26 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 103 S3 27 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 118 28 20
CYMBALTA 128 100 29 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 113 30 11
ATENOLOL 114 110 31 22
PLAVIX 113 113 32 49
CLOPIDOGREL 110 107 33 30
METFORMIN HCL 106 89 34 8
CLONIDINE HCL 102 93 35 42
LOVAZA 100 98 36 184
ACTONEL 94 92 37 277
NEXIUM 93 70 38 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 93 92 38 25
COLESTIPOL HCL 89 78 40 243
TRAZODONE HCL 88 81 41 32
FELODIPINE ER 87 84 42 226
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 78 43 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 78 43 23
TRILIPIX 86 82 43 197
WARFARIN SODIUM 84 76 46 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 63 47 110
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 69 48 27
PREDNISONE 76 69 49 48
BENICAR 76 74 49 227
SERTRALINE HCL 75 73 51 24
ALLOPURINOL 73 73 52 36
WELCHOL 73 71 52 346
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 60 54 186
BYSTOLIC 67 62 55 133
NAMENDA 64 63 56 31
LYRICA 61 60 57 62
LANSOPRAZOLE 61 61 57 192
LABETALOL HCL 60 52 59 234
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 60 59 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 44 61 50
PROAIR HFA 55 49 62 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 49 63 44
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 51 R 63 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 42 63 68
PREMARIN 51 49 R 66 90
KLOR-CON 8 51 51 66 120
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 42 66 141
PEN NEEDLE 51 43 66 207
LIPITOR 50 50 70 116
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 44 70 67
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 1, 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.