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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,969Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 387

$875K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 387

379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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 379 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 379 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,999 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 601 507 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 570 534 2 2
LISINOPRIL 512 457 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 502 461 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 481 458 5 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 438 368 6 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 418 405 7 27
NAMENDA 411 382 8 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 390 354 9 9
SIMVASTATIN 318 276 10 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299 266 11 11
RISPERIDONE 287 257 12 70
FAMOTIDINE 253 240 13 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 233 207 14 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 226 213 15 6
METFORMIN HCL 212 182 16 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 208 172 17 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 207 193 18 17
CARVEDILOL 200 179 19 21
MIRTAZAPINE 194 157 20 64
GABAPENTIN 184 152 21 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 167 135 22 113
DIGOXIN 159 147 23 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 156 135 24 104
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154 153 25 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143 130 26 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 140 27 32
NOVOLOG 139 85 28 116
NOVOLIN R 138 133 29 209
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 134 30 12
KLOR-CON M20 129 112 31 76
CYMBALTA 128 112 32 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126 109 33 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126 112 33 73
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 65 35 46
TRAZODONE HCL 123 118 36 37
PROMETHAZINE HCL 122 92 R 37 82
OLANZAPINE 122 111 37 126
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 113 88 39 212
ADVAIR DISKUS 109 99 40 41
LANTUS 104 93 41 51
CLOPIDOGREL 102 102 42 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 102 42 48
SERTRALINE HCL 102 94 42 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 99 45 24
NEXIUM 97 70 46 26
CLOTRIMAZOLE 96 76 47 264
CLONIDINE HCL 94 80 48 38
LEVEMIR 94 43 48 169
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93 88 50 18
PLAVIX 85 85 51 39
AMIODARONE HCL 84 68 52 156
GLIPIZIDE 81 81 53 63
PERMETHRIN 79 77 54 291
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 78 54 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79 75 54 59
ALLOPURINOL 73 62 57 28
TRAMADOL HCL 72 68 58 14
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 67 59 91
ATENOLOL 69 57 60 20
SANTYL 65 63 61 190
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 64 62 62 197
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 56 62 84
OXYCONTIN 63 58 S2 64 92
CEPHALEXIN 63 52 64 135
LIDODERM 59 51 66 217
LEVETIRACETAM 58 56 67 110
LOPERAMIDE 58 53 67 181
GLIMEPIRIDE 58 47 67 50
SPIRIVA 56 56 70 61
NYSTOP 53 36 71 240
DIOVAN 53 53 71 33
AZITHROMYCIN 53 44 71 49
PAROXETINE HCL 52 52 74 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 51 75 118
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 Oct. 31, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.