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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 387

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 387

651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

10% of this provider’s 651 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 651 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 13,616 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,446 804 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 596 437 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 520 329 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 480 401 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 474 366 5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 458 327 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 432 266 7 8
SIMVASTATIN 414 315 8 5
TRAMADOL HCL 414 271 8 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 404 304 10 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 332 215 11 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 316 231 12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 313 245 13 18
CARISOPRODOL 311 107 R 14 53
GABAPENTIN 306 192 15 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 282 223 16 17
NEXIUM 276 164 17 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 262 172 18 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247 191 19 12
LEVOFLOXACIN 242 140 20 84
SERTRALINE HCL 242 102 20 23
MELOXICAM 218 161 22 22
GLYBURIDE 211 106 R 23 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 199 179 24 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 193 162 25 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 167 143 26 41
LYRICA 161 73 27 66
CLOPIDOGREL 155 122 28 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149 92 29 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 146 94 R 30 42
LANTUS 144 96 31 51
AZITHROMYCIN 141 86 32 49
CYMBALTA 138 78 33 44
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 136 57 S2 34 98
TRAZODONE HCL 131 85 35 37
PLAVIX 130 95 36 39
RANITIDINE HCL 128 109 37 45
CLONIDINE HCL 123 58 38 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 88 38 48
NAMENDA 122 112 40 35
PROMETHAZINE HCL 122 67 R 40 82
SPIRIVA 122 77 40 61
CARVEDILOL 119 95 43 21
COMBIVENT 118 102 44 133
PREDNISONE 115 70 45 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 111 46 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 113 77 46 90
DIOVAN 106 62 48 33
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 105 59 49 131
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 80 50 15
MEGESTROL ACETATE 103 81 R 50 123
LIPITOR 98 49 52 103
PROAIR HFA 96 53 53 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 56 54 29
IBUPROFEN 93 49 54 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92 63 56 73
MIRTAZAPINE 90 76 57 64
GLIPIZIDE 89 76 58 63
DIGOXIN 88 71 59 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 66 60 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 61 61 91
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83 79 62 104
CRESTOR 83 57 62 34
TRICOR 82 56 64 145
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 56 65 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 79 39 66 151
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 54 66 56
ATENOLOL 77 58 68 20
RISPERIDONE 77 53 68 70
FENTANYL 74 28 S2 70 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 50 71 102
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 51 71 30
FAMOTIDINE 70 47 73 78
SINGULAIR 69 42 74 83
FINASTERIDE 68 68 75 95
CELEBREX 65 52 76 72
OXYCODONE HCL 62 15 S2 77 71
PAROXETINE HCL 62 45 77 52
NOVOLOG 62 53 77 116
ZETIA 61 51 80 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 48 80 31
ALLOPURINOL 58 58 82 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 27 83 127
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 47 84 57
BACLOFEN 54 33 85 154
SEROQUEL 54 46 85 174
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 47 87 134
VENTOLIN HFA 51 23 88 142
LAMOTRIGINE 50 0 89 138
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 17, 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.