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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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75,294Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1111

$4.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1111

1,449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

11% of this provider’s 1,449 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 1,449 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 57,201 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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
OMEPRAZOLE 2,714 2,263 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,678 2,272 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 2,652 2,146 3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,535 1,789 S3 4 1
LISINOPRIL 2,265 1,674 5 2
GABAPENTIN 1,915 1,310 6 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,671 1,251 7 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,604 1,507 8 25
SIMVASTATIN 1,596 1,211 9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,531 1,236 10 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,366 1,163 11 14
MIRTAZAPINE 1,361 1,159 12 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,302 1,038 13 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,230 960 14 82
NAMENDA 1,223 1,088 15 31
CYMBALTA 1,035 776 10 16 40
CARVEDILOL 982 801 17 21
METFORMIN HCL 955 648 18 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 946 805 19 45
LANTUS 900 651 20 46
RISPERIDONE 880 654 21 60
SERTRALINE HCL 817 545 22 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 805 570 23 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 762 602 24 15
FAMOTIDINE 747 493 25 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 725 543 26 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 713 439 27 16
RANITIDINE HCL 691 500 28 29
TRAZODONE HCL 657 490 29 32
LEVETIRACETAM 618 361 30 111
MELOXICAM 604 559 31 18
TRAMADOL HCL 603 439 32 13
KLOR-CON M20 536 463 33 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 529 365 34 28
LOPERAMIDE 512 393 10 35 165
WARFARIN SODIUM 501 411 36 19
DIGOXIN 492 441 37 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 478 389 38 78
OLANZAPINE 475 371 39 117
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 461 366 40 161
CLOPIDOGREL 443 355 41 30
CLONIDINE HCL 435 278 42 42
SANTYL 415 293 10 43 179
NOVOLOG 401 263 44 104
HUMULIN R 396 223 10 45 189
PROMETHAZINE HCL 384 260 R 46 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 370 292 47 17
NOVOLIN R 350 266 48 142
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 349 288 49 20
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 345 328 50 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 344 286 51 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 319 243 52 68
GENERLAC 318 240 53 203
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 316 241 54 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 308 204 55 171
HYDRALAZINE HCL 307 218 56 155
SPIRIVA 303 232 57 53
PAROXETINE HCL 299 205 58 55
LYRICA 290 185 59 62
MEGESTROL ACETATE 289 259 R 60 103
SEROQUEL 286 198 61 170
JANTOVEN 283 225 62 156
ADVAIR DISKUS 279 210 63 43
PLAVIX 274 210 64 49
PREDNISONE 271 209 65 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 271 204 65 114
NYSTOP 269 212 67 175
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 263 218 68 58
PRADAXA 260 222 69 247
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 259 100 S2 70 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 259 189 70 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 259 196 70 88
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 254 145 73 126
SPIRONOLACTONE 238 162 74 83
ABILIFY 236 180 75 123
BACLOFEN 230 62 76 119
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 226 163 R 77 37
KLOR-CON M10 220 173 78 144
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219 204 79 34
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 214 169 80 212
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 214 160 80 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 211 165 82 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 209 207 83 61
GLIPIZIDE 205 158 84 57
ALLOPURINOL 202 166 85 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 202 128 85 135
ATENOLOL 193 170 87 22
CEPHALEXIN 192 165 88 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 188 133 89 71
CLOZAPINE 177 40 90 181
SODIUM CHLORIDE 174 143 91 297
HALOPERIDOL 174 112 91 180
EXELON 172 160 93 121
HYDROXYZINE HCL 170 124 R 94 159
FORTICAL 169 169 95 255
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 167 99 R 96 169
CARBAMAZEPINE 166 87 97 196
OXYCONTIN 165 91 S2 98 106
BUSPIRONE HCL 164 129 99 96
AMIODARONE HCL 164 164 99 145
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 162 138 101 149
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 159 131 102 136
IBUPROFEN 157 108 103 66
NEXIUM 155 93 104 26
HUMALOG 154 107 105 202
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 153 94 106 128
PROPRANOLOL HCL 152 92 107 124
TRAVATAN Z 151 127 108 183
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 150 89 109 178
GLYBURIDE 149 67 R 110 59
TRIMETHOPRIM 146 132 111 232
LEVEMIR 143 96 112 132
NYSTATIN 142 135 113 151
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 140 91 114 113
CLONIDINE 137 95 115 221
FINASTERIDE 135 122 116 115
DIOVAN 133 113 117 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125 86 118 105
ACTOS 124 99 119 98
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 121 76 120 130
FENTANYL 121 90 S2 120 65
GLIPIZIDE ER 120 97 122 99
AGGRENOX 119 58 123 182
METOLAZONE 117 84 124 162
LEXAPRO 117 93 124 208
LATANOPROST 112 111 126 238
COMBIVENT 108 74 127 129
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 108 71 127 110
ENULOSE 107 88 129 323
DILTIAZEM ER 107 85 129 158
TERAZOSIN HCL 105 85 131 127
JANUVIA 105 98 131 75
AZITHROMYCIN 104 72 133 39
MUPIROCIN 102 80 134 154
DETROL LA 102 77 134 139
TIZANIDINE HCL 100 48 136 91
VALPROIC ACID 100 35 136 249
DILTIAZEM HCL 99 90 138 242
SEROQUEL XR 95 63 139 237
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 75 S2 139 147
VENLAFAXINE HCL 93 51 141 191
FLUCONAZOLE 92 66 142 195
VENTOLIN HFA 91 58 143 122
AMANTADINE 90 68 144 267
ENABLEX 90 87 144 290
HYDROCORTISONE 88 74 146 292
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 87 59 10 147 302
LACTULOSE 85 64 148 166
NOVOLIN N 84 47 149 276
GEMFIBROZIL 84 54 149 92
DILANTIN 83 20 151 325
OXCARBAZEPINE 83 37 151 253
AVELOX 82 68 153 292
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 82 61 153 340
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80 47 155 152
BUPROPION HCL 80 27 155 275
LOVASTATIN 79 65 157 41
CEFTRIAXONE 78 71 158 281
TORSEMIDE 76 54 159 118
LIDODERM 76 68 159 198
CELEBREX 75 54 161 81
LIDOCAINE HCL 75 69 161 369
PROAIR HFA 73 64 163 38
LAMOTRIGINE 72 40 164 172
SUCRALFATE 72 43 164 125
LABETALOL HCL 70 59 166 234
HUMULIN N 69 41 167 287
CILOSTAZOL 68 68 168 303
BUPROPION HCL SR 68 55 168 150
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 67 170 56
CHOLESTYRAMINE 66 59 171 291
AMOXICILLIN 66 50 171 131
CRESTOR 64 52 173 33
ZYPREXA 64 46 173 317
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 60 173 245
RANEXA 63 59 176 334
BUPROPION XL 63 49 176 210
SINGULAIR 62 46 178 112
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 53 S2 179 86
OXYCODONE HCL 60 37 S2 180 69
ENDOCET 60 31 S2 180 134
LATUDA 60 22 180 394
SSD 59 30 183 311
CALCIUM ACETATE 59 20 183 356
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 185 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58 48 R 185 269
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 50 185 141
RISPERDAL CONSTA 57 53 188 350
MECLIZINE HCL 57 54 188 162
NIFEDIPINE ER 57 38 188 185
RENVELA 56 27 191 399
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 56 34 R 191 330
FLOVENT HFA 56 44 191 287
NUEDEXTA 55 43 194 402
CEFUROXIME 54 49 195 138
ESTRADIOL 52 51 R 196 102
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 52 18 196 280
TRANSDERM-SCOP 51 13 198 320
VESICARE 50 43 199 244
ONDANSETRON HCL 50 38 199 246
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 Feb. 25, 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.