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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,650Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 116 out of 1111

$571K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 169 out of 1111

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

3% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 9,090 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 476 439 1 6
LISINOPRIL 436 375 2 2
ETODOLAC 396 277 3 137
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 357 281 S3 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 326 272 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 321 258 6 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 304 251 7 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289 233 8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289 218 8 7
METFORMIN HCL 270 213 10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 249 206 11 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 188 12 11
TRAMADOL HCL 210 145 13 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 187 127 14 58
NEXIUM 184 136 15 26
GLIPIZIDE 183 164 16 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 181 179 17 19
DIGOXIN 160 136 18 47
GLYBURIDE 159 137 R 19 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 151 93 R 20 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148 113 21 12
TRAZODONE HCL 144 91 22 32
CLOPIDOGREL 139 117 23 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 126 90 24 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 111 25 15
ATENOLOL 112 86 26 22
GABAPENTIN 107 82 27 10
LANTUS 101 74 28 46
CARVEDILOL 96 88 29 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL 96 41 29 191
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 41 31 14
PAROXETINE HCL 94 41 31 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93 79 33 56
PLAVIX 92 82 34 49
PROAIR HFA 88 64 35 38
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88 71 35 93
AZITHROMYCIN 87 67 37 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 81 59 38 96
MELOXICAM 79 68 39 18
NABUMETONE 78 54 40 146
JANUVIA 77 61 41 75
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 69 42 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 65 43 43
PREMARIN 74 42 R 44 90
LYRICA 74 66 44 62
CELEBREX 72 58 46 81
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71 56 47 194
SERTRALINE HCL 64 33 48 24
FINASTERIDE 64 54 48 115
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 57 50 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 53 50 23
FENTANYL 59 40 S2 52 65
CRESTOR 58 46 53 33
ALLOPURINOL 57 42 54 36
MECLIZINE HCL 57 38 54 162
RANITIDINE HCL 56 51 56 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 55 56 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 42 58 152
PREDNISONE 54 54 58 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 48 58 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 52 61 34
SUCRALFATE 53 46 61 125
ZETIA 52 48 63 109
COMBIVENT 51 41 64 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 39 65 73
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 48 R 65 103
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 April 17, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.