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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,472Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1111

$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1111

605 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

8% of this provider’s 605 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 605 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 21,612 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,010 774 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 802 715 2 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 778 500 S3 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 767 655 4 3
LISINOPRIL 716 625 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 567 511 6 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 538 466 7 9
MIRTAZAPINE 528 510 8 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 516 420 9 14
GABAPENTIN 462 408 10 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 459 414 11 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 450 431 12 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432 386 13 7
NAMENDA 400 391 14 31
SIMVASTATIN 397 333 15 5
TRAMADOL HCL 363 335 16 13
CYMBALTA 341 298 17 40
LANTUS 310 285 18 46
METFORMIN HCL 279 234 19 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274 249 20 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 272 252 21 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 271 221 22 45
MELOXICAM 252 223 23 18
TRAZODONE HCL 247 215 24 32
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 217 180 25 114
CARVEDILOL 215 203 26 21
KLOR-CON M10 211 189 27 144
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210 182 28 78
SERTRALINE HCL 209 175 29 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 193 125 30 16
FAMOTIDINE 190 173 31 77
RISPERIDONE 185 183 32 60
KLOR-CON M20 182 168 33 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 177 33 11
EXELON 180 180 35 121
TAMSULOSIN HCL 174 160 36 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174 161 36 50
ABILIFY 171 164 38 123
NOVOLOG 170 156 39 104
RANITIDINE HCL 164 157 40 29
OLANZAPINE 164 137 40 117
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 162 135 42 71
GLIPIZIDE 160 138 43 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 148 88 R 44 69
LEVETIRACETAM 146 79 45 111
CLOPIDOGREL 146 127 45 30
DIGOXIN 145 141 47 47
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 132 120 48 136
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 128 48 20
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 132 127 48 149
ATENOLOL 131 108 51 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 130 52 35
SANTYL 130 116 52 179
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126 106 54 17
FENTANYL 122 115 S2 55 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 119 114 56 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 112 57 34
CLONIDINE HCL 110 101 58 42
ALLOPURINOL 106 106 59 36
LYRICA 106 81 59 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100 69 61 82
SEROQUEL 99 94 62 170
LEVOFLOXACIN 99 91 62 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 84 64 73
HYDROXYZINE HCL 92 73 R 65 159
GENERLAC 91 79 66 203
AZITHROMYCIN 90 70 67 39
DIOVAN 90 90 67 51
NYSTATIN 88 68 69 151
HALOPERIDOL 88 71 69 180
NEXIUM 88 44 69 26
ROPINIROLE HCL 86 78 72 68
NOVOLIN R 84 76 73 142
CELEBREX 83 60 74 81
MUPIROCIN 83 57 74 154
PLAVIX 83 77 74 49
BACLOFEN 82 35 77 119
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 68 78 43
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 52 79 143
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 64 R 79 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 67 81 101
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 77 52 R 82 169
PAROXETINE HCL 76 70 83 55
IBUPROFEN 75 55 84 66
BUSPIRONE HCL 74 56 85 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 44 86 105
ACTOS 72 64 86 98
FINASTERIDE 72 59 86 115
VOLTAREN 71 71 89 236
LOPERAMIDE 71 66 89 165
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 47 91 56
CARISOPRODOL 69 14 R 91 54
CEPHALEXIN 66 54 93 89
PREDNISONE 64 49 94 48
TRAVATAN Z 64 64 94 183
MEGACE ES 62 61 R 96 390
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 60 97 97
CARBAMAZEPINE 57 57 98 196
NYSTOP 57 53 98 175
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57 55 R 98 103
AGGRENOX 55 54 101 182
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 41 102 110
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 25 102 126
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 36 104 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 53 104 152
CRESTOR 52 44 106 33
SPIRIVA 51 41 107 53
NAPROXEN 51 35 107 85
AMIODARONE HCL 50 50 109 145
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 Oct. 4, 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.