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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,294Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1111

$1.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1111

780 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

5% of this provider’s 780 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 780 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 25,031 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,192 1,063 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,068 941 2 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,009 813 S3 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 932 788 4 4
LISINOPRIL 732 617 5 2
NAMENDA 632 630 6 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 622 536 7 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 578 495 8 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 541 475 9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 534 425 10 12
SIMVASTATIN 513 435 11 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 508 495 12 25
NOVOLOG 389 326 13 104
GABAPENTIN 363 325 14 10
TRAZODONE HCL 299 248 15 32
LANTUS 295 255 16 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 294 199 17 16
MIRTAZAPINE 294 253 17 52
CARVEDILOL 292 256 19 21
SERTRALINE HCL 288 227 20 24
AZITHROMYCIN 273 227 21 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261 248 22 15
MELOXICAM 260 237 23 18
METFORMIN HCL 252 203 24 8
TRAMADOL HCL 249 222 25 13
ATENOLOL 248 231 26 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247 207 27 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 239 213 28 14
CYMBALTA 231 205 29 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231 218 29 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 227 184 31 17
RISPERIDONE 223 203 32 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 220 196 33 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 217 190 34 96
OLANZAPINE 214 200 35 117
ROPINIROLE HCL 201 175 36 68
MEGESTROL ACETATE 200 200 R 37 103
FAMOTIDINE 199 178 38 77
RANITIDINE HCL 194 187 39 29
CLONIDINE HCL 193 139 40 42
CLOPIDOGREL 184 159 41 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182 158 42 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 171 139 43 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170 145 44 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 168 167 45 114
KLOR-CON M20 167 152 46 79
EXELON 158 158 47 121
DIOVAN 157 150 48 51
ALLOPURINOL 156 148 49 36
FENTANYL 154 119 S2 50 65
GEMFIBROZIL 148 115 51 92
NOVOLIN N 142 122 52 276
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138 114 53 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137 109 54 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 136 107 55 82
LEVEMIR 135 116 56 132
LEVETIRACETAM 132 115 57 111
KLOR-CON M10 130 114 58 144
PLAVIX 129 111 59 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 124 114 60 56
NYSTATIN 122 95 61 151
PREDNISONE 121 115 62 48
TERAZOSIN HCL 120 116 63 127
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120 102 63 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 119 96 65 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 118 72 R 66 37
IBUPROFEN 117 86 67 66
GLYBURIDE 116 81 R 68 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 115 103 69 155
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115 108 69 58
SPIRIVA 110 100 71 53
ONDANSETRON ODT 109 98 10 72 356
MUPIROCIN 109 81 72 154
GLIPIZIDE 109 99 72 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 108 93 75 88
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 107 78 76 126
PAROXETINE HCL 105 103 77 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102 90 78 73
GENERLAC 100 73 79 203
HUMALOG 99 88 80 202
AGGRENOX 98 98 81 182
DIGOXIN 97 73 82 47
LYRICA 97 52 82 62
CRESTOR 97 96 82 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 83 85 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95 79 86 101
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 94 87 27
CEFUROXIME 91 75 88 138
NEXIUM 87 71 89 26
ABILIFY 86 44 90 123
DIOVAN HCT 84 74 91 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 70 92 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 81 93 61
LACTULOSE 81 63 93 166
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 63 95 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 68 95 72
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 79 79 97 314
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 78 68 98 161
TRAVATAN Z 76 67 99 183
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 54 R 100 169
SANTYL 74 71 101 179
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 48 102 130
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 72 54 102 371
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72 42 102 136
HUMULIN N 71 53 105 287
JANUVIA 69 67 106 75
MECLIZINE HCL 69 64 106 162
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68 57 R 108 69
FINASTERIDE 67 63 109 115
ENULOSE 65 52 110 323
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 58 110 152
SEROQUEL 65 52 110 170
BACLOFEN 63 39 113 119
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 40 113 110
HALOPERIDOL 62 62 115 180
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 45 115 124
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60 35 117 191
AMIODARONE HCL 60 59 117 145
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 59 59 119 153
NAPROXEN 58 47 120 85
SINGULAIR 58 53 120 112
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 58 33 120 294
CELEBREX 57 49 123 81
ONDANSETRON HCL 57 55 123 246
JANTOVEN 56 55 125 156
CARISOPRODOL 56 11 R 125 54
VERAPAMIL ER 56 50 125 100
NYSTOP 56 50 125 175
LABETALOL HCL 53 52 129 234
CEPHALEXIN 53 47 129 89
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 53 53 129 354
FLUCONAZOLE 53 46 129 195
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52 36 133 108
NOVOLIN R 52 51 133 142
DETROL LA 51 51 135 139
PROAIR HFA 51 21 135 38
CEFTRIAXONE 51 48 135 281
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51 21 135 171
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 Dec. 7, 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.