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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,620Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 1111

$845K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 1111

473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

7% of this provider’s 473 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 473 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 12,334 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
FUROSEMIDE 614 517 1 6
LISINOPRIL 602 529 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 547 429 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 543 473 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 516 353 S3 5 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 383 383 6 45
SIMVASTATIN 382 324 7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 366 318 8 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 344 298 9 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 331 286 10 14
METFORMIN HCL 288 214 11 8
TRAMADOL HCL 273 213 12 13
GABAPENTIN 266 196 13 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229 221 14 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200 107 15 16
NAMENDA 197 185 16 31
RISPERIDONE 184 157 17 60
MELOXICAM 181 149 18 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 178 121 19 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 161 134 20 19
LANTUS 159 157 21 46
SERTRALINE HCL 151 111 22 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 118 23 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146 114 24 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 136 136 25 25
SPIRIVA 136 106 25 53
CLOPIDOGREL 133 121 27 30
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 130 130 28 136
CARVEDILOL 122 117 29 21
TRAZODONE HCL 114 80 30 32
KLOR-CON M20 113 107 31 79
NEXIUM 113 60 31 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 83 33 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 102 34 20
PLAVIX 100 95 35 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 67 36 43
GLIPIZIDE 91 63 37 57
AZITHROMYCIN 90 77 38 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 89 38 28
AGGRENOX 89 89 40 182
DIGOXIN 89 89 40 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87 78 42 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 68 43 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 18 R 43 37
CYMBALTA 85 33 43 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 73 46 58
LOVASTATIN 83 60 46 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 64 46 17
ATENOLOL 80 64 49 22
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73 47 R 50 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 62 51 23
TRAVATAN Z 72 70 51 183
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 42 53 78
IBUPROFEN 67 33 54 66
PROAIR HFA 66 43 55 38
CARISOPRODOL 65 12 R 56 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 62 56 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 45 58 71
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 54 59 152
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 56 60 34
EXELON 62 62 60 121
LYRICA 62 31 60 62
DIOVAN 60 48 63 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 33 64 76
DILTIAZEM ER 57 53 65 158
GLIMEPIRIDE 56 43 66 61
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 51 S2 66 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 0 R 68 64
RANITIDINE HCL 55 35 68 29
BYSTOLIC 54 32 70 133
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 25 70 126
AMIODARONE HCL 54 53 70 145
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 44 73 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 28 74 114
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 38 75 27
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.