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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,783Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1111

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 1111

744 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

12% of this provider’s 744 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 744 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 15,548 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,599 730 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 939 763 2 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 753 625 3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 595 430 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 582 466 5 3
GABAPENTIN 581 351 6 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 505 333 7 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 504 336 8 16
SIMVASTATIN 420 349 9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409 331 10 7
NEXIUM 367 196 11 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 354 188 12 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 354 281 12 61
MELOXICAM 343 257 14 18
TRAMADOL HCL 332 174 15 13
RANITIDINE HCL 332 193 15 29
METFORMIN HCL 311 202 17 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283 224 18 12
LISINOPRIL 282 151 19 2
AZITHROMYCIN 259 178 20 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 258 205 21 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 247 163 22 58
SERTRALINE HCL 232 185 23 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 216 83 R 24 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 157 25 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 148 26 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 206 175 27 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 206 185 27 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199 156 29 28
CYMBALTA 193 62 30 40
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 186 54 S2 31 86
ATENOLOL 185 91 32 22
CEPHALEXIN 180 125 33 89
CLOPIDOGREL 178 157 34 30
MEGESTROL ACETATE 176 157 R 35 103
LYRICA 176 121 35 62
MIRTAZAPINE 171 137 37 52
ALLOPURINOL 170 136 38 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 167 72 39 91
ROPINIROLE HCL 158 109 40 68
FENTANYL 149 63 S2 41 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147 84 42 50
ETODOLAC 145 70 43 137
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 145 81 43 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 93 45 23
DIGOXIN 129 111 46 47
PAROXETINE HCL 122 55 47 55
PROAIR HFA 122 72 47 38
LANTUS 122 94 47 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121 73 50 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 80 51 83
ENDOCET 116 52 S2 52 134
COMBIVENT 114 41 53 129
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 112 64 54 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111 43 55 76
CARISOPRODOL 111 16 R 55 54
PLAVIX 109 89 57 49
TRAZODONE HCL 107 50 58 32
RISPERIDONE 105 64 59 60
NAMENDA 104 83 60 31
VENTOLIN HFA 101 83 61 122
PREDNISONE 97 64 62 48
CRESTOR 96 66 63 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96 46 R 63 37
DIOVAN HCT 95 75 65 94
IBUPROFEN 94 52 66 66
CARVEDILOL 91 90 67 21
AVODART 84 67 68 216
JANUVIA 83 46 69 75
FLUCONAZOLE 80 45 70 195
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 65 71 43
VERAPAMIL ER 74 62 72 100
SPIRIVA 73 66 73 53
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 73 49 S3 73 140
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 68 75 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 53 R 76 64
LUNESTA 71 55 76 270
HUMULIN 70-30 71 64 76 251
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 44 76 136
GLYBURIDE 70 46 R 80 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68 12 81 105
BYSTOLIC 67 47 82 133
CELEBREX 64 53 83 81
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 48 84 194
PREMARIN 59 32 R 85 90
ESTRADIOL 57 0 R 86 102
CLONIDINE HCL 57 53 86 42
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 36 86 99
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 48 86 242
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 36 90 130
NYSTATIN 55 50 91 151
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 30 92 124
LEVETIRACETAM 53 32 93 111
KLOR-CON M20 52 52 94 79
RAMIPRIL 51 40 95 168
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 49 95 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 29 95 78
LIPITOR 50 26 98 116
NITROFURANTOIN 50 36 98 265
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. 24, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.