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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1111

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 1111

959 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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 959 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 959 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 18,829 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 767 526 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 730 641 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 728 643 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 719 623 4 5
ATENOLOL 673 602 5 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 672 571 6 14
FUROSEMIDE 635 578 7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 557 451 8 4
METFORMIN HCL 522 451 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 515 485 10 7
GABAPENTIN 492 384 11 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 442 350 12 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 418 359 13 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 340 304 14 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 327 212 15 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 326 278 16 19
TRAMADOL HCL 289 224 17 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 281 227 18 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271 242 19 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 260 245 20 28
MELOXICAM 246 184 21 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210 206 22 34
PROAIR HFA 204 113 23 38
FENTANYL 200 121 S2 24 65
CARVEDILOL 167 145 25 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 156 26 15
CRESTOR 164 150 26 33
CYMBALTA 157 103 28 40
LANTUS 156 109 29 46
RANITIDINE HCL 151 127 30 29
DIGOXIN 150 140 31 47
NEXIUM 150 117 31 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146 132 33 27
CARISOPRODOL 141 69 R 34 54
FINASTERIDE 131 123 35 115
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129 123 36 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128 83 R 37 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 126 48 R 38 37
ALLOPURINOL 126 114 38 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 121 40 23
CLOPIDOGREL 119 98 41 30
SERTRALINE HCL 118 94 42 24
RISPERIDONE 117 108 43 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 115 101 44 68
CLONIDINE HCL 112 104 45 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 105 46 58
EXELON 111 109 46 121
CEPHALEXIN 109 98 48 89
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 108 53 S2 49 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 105 50 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107 96 50 50
NAMENDA 106 104 52 31
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 105 93 53 113
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 96 54 43
TRAZODONE HCL 101 68 55 32
DIOVAN 98 90 56 51
SPIRIVA 98 78 56 53
PREDNISONE 95 82 58 48
TERAZOSIN HCL 94 85 59 127
CELEBREX 93 70 60 81
KLOR-CON 10 92 81 61 199
DONEPEZIL HCL 91 76 62 25
DIOVAN HCT 91 83 62 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 89 80 64 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 56 65 105
PROMETHAZINE HCL 87 66 R 65 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 86 77 67 61
PREMARIN 85 63 R 68 90
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81 68 69 128
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79 79 70 45
VENTOLIN HFA 78 60 71 122
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 76 68 72 178
INSULIN SYRINGE 75 58 73 167
KLOR-CON M20 75 73 73 79
SINGULAIR 75 58 73 112
PLAVIX 75 70 73 49
LOVASTATIN 74 45 77 41
LYRICA 73 51 78 62
JANUVIA 72 70 79 75
SUCRALFATE 72 71 79 125
METOLAZONE 71 70 81 162
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69 55 82 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 54 83 71
ABILIFY 68 45 83 123
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 47 85 101
KLOR-CON M10 65 65 86 144
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64 64 87 114
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 54 87 206
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 64 87 83
FAMOTIDINE 64 63 87 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 57 91 152
GLIPIZIDE 63 63 91 57
GLYBURIDE 63 42 R 91 59
LEVEMIR 60 58 94 132
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 45 S3 94 140
NOVOLOG 59 50 96 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 55 97 88
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 47 97 80
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 58 97 67
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 56 100 124
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 30 101 82
MORPHINE SULFATE 54 25 S2 101 190
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 52 103 136
METHOCARBAMOL 52 31 R 104 159
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 52 104 87
DETROL LA 51 51 106 139
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 29, 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.