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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,110Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 387

$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 387

551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

9% of this provider’s 551 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 551 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 21,297 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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 1,233 1,098 1 4
LISINOPRIL 958 797 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 954 769 S3 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 804 677 4 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 747 721 5 27
SIMVASTATIN 640 533 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 637 529 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 636 495 8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 611 555 9 6
NAMENDA 574 533 10 35
MIRTAZAPINE 549 457 11 64
GABAPENTIN 520 421 12 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 468 372 13 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 413 321 14 9
METFORMIN HCL 387 288 15 8
CARVEDILOL 386 295 16 21
NOVOLOG 381 297 17 116
LANTUS 377 305 18 51
RISPERIDONE 376 312 19 70
SERTRALINE HCL 372 294 20 23
FAMOTIDINE 351 285 21 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 344 291 22 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 292 255 23 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 289 235 24 46
CLOPIDOGREL 224 164 25 25
TEKTURNA 216 191 26 189
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 203 131 27 88
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201 157 28 13
TRAZODONE HCL 193 136 29 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 191 125 30 120
TRAMADOL HCL 191 173 30 14
CYMBALTA 186 144 32 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 156 33 12
BACLOFEN 175 46 34 154
LOPERAMIDE 173 141 35 181
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 139 36 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160 108 37 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 160 126 37 84
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 158 124 39 107
PROMETHAZINE HCL 157 118 R 40 82
PLAVIX 156 123 41 39
KLOR-CON M20 155 132 42 76
JANTOVEN 154 154 43 170
DIGOXIN 152 135 44 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151 115 45 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 148 102 46 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 146 120 47 17
LEVETIRACETAM 136 61 48 110
NAPROXEN 134 111 49 89
TRAVATAN Z 133 103 50 200
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 130 112 51 197
RANITIDINE HCL 126 97 52 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 95 52 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125 96 54 73
NEXIUM 120 48 55 26
FENTANYL 120 86 S2 55 80
MELOXICAM 117 87 57 22
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 111 83 58 90
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 107 100 59 172
PAROXETINE HCL 104 72 60 52
ATENOLOL 104 91 60 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 71 62 31
ABILIFY 100 79 63 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 78 64 59
SANTYL 96 80 65 190
LIDODERM 95 71 66 217
LYRICA 93 52 67 66
ALLOPURINOL 89 56 68 28
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 87 76 69 166
NYSTOP 85 65 70 240
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 56 71 91
ACTOS 84 61 71 99
OLANZAPINE 83 69 73 126
ARICEPT 81 81 74 285
DIOVAN 80 59 75 33
JANUVIA 79 59 76 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 76 77 104
SEROQUEL 73 57 78 174
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 62 79 134
HUMALOG 69 62 80 223
IBUPROFEN 68 34 81 85
MEGESTROL ACETATE 68 63 R 81 123
KLOR-CON M10 66 63 83 149
GLIPIZIDE 65 44 84 63
AZITHROMYCIN 64 46 85 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64 63 85 18
SPIRIVA 64 61 85 61
METHOCARBAMOL 63 59 R 88 224
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 41 88 29
GENERLAC 62 34 90 272
CELEBREX 61 47 91 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 36 92 113
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 59 38 93 348
VALPROIC ACID 56 15 94 243
ONDANSETRON HCL 55 49 95 304
EXELON 55 49 95 162
CLONIDINE HCL 53 51 97 38
CEFTRIAXONE 53 46 97 364
SUCRALFATE 53 44 97 128
LEXAPRO 52 41 100 227
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 52 50 100 242
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 32 102 131
PREDNISONE 50 39 102 43
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 June 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.