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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,157Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 1111

$747K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 1111

331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

17% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 9,234 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 948 585 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 412 305 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 410 282 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 409 334 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 385 272 5 3
LISINOPRIL 340 313 6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 237 199 7 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215 178 8 9
GABAPENTIN 211 121 9 10
CARISOPRODOL 201 48 R 10 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196 159 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 177 135 12 8
OXYCODONE HCL 168 55 S2 13 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150 107 14 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 146 131 15 19
RISPERIDONE 145 145 16 60
AZITHROMYCIN 141 80 17 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138 124 18 7
LANTUS 137 92 19 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 79 19 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116 92 21 50
CARVEDILOL 113 111 22 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 86 23 11
CLOPIDOGREL 109 76 24 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 86 25 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 70 26 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 64 27 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 85 28 15
KLOR-CON M20 98 59 28 79
ATENOLOL 96 78 30 22
LEVETIRACETAM 95 45 31 111
IBUPROFEN 93 52 32 66
NAMENDA 93 85 32 31
LYRICA 93 40 32 62
PAROXETINE HCL 92 77 35 55
NEXIUM 91 63 36 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 77 37 28
MEGESTROL ACETATE 86 77 R 38 103
FENTANYL 85 35 S2 39 65
PLAVIX 81 63 40 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 80 54 41 88
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79 35 R 42 69
TRAMADOL HCL 78 52 43 13
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77 76 44 114
SERTRALINE HCL 76 36 45 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 39 R 46 37
MELOXICAM 72 56 47 18
PREMARIN 72 34 R 47 90
MIRTAZAPINE 70 69 49 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 60 50 45
CEPHALEXIN 67 50 51 89
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 36 52 126
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 61 52 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 49 54 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62 35 54 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 60 54 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 29 57 82
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 36 58 71
METHADONE HCL 58 37 S2 58 188
DIOVAN HCT 55 41 60 94
ESTRADIOL 55 17 R 60 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 37 62 105
CEFADROXIL 50 41 63 348
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 40 63 130
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 24, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.