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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,554Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 1111

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1111

837 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 837 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

7% of this provider’s 12,016 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LISINOPRIL 553 364 1 2
TRAMADOL HCL 510 333 2 13
OMEPRAZOLE 501 313 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397 300 4 3
GABAPENTIN 353 191 5 10
INDOMETHACIN 345 227 R 10 6 231
METHOCARBAMOL 297 153 R 7 159
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282 188 8 7
BUMETANIDE 279 239 9 173
SIMVASTATIN 270 181 10 5
CARVEDILOL 266 190 11 21
SINGULAIR 257 181 12 112
FUROSEMIDE 253 163 13 6
NEXIUM 246 137 14 26
MELOXICAM 239 181 15 18
SERTRALINE HCL 227 160 16 24
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 220 115 S3 17 140
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203 111 18 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194 111 19 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 190 123 20 56
METFORMIN HCL 188 95 21 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 182 115 22 14
TRAZODONE HCL 175 67 23 32
NAMENDA 170 131 24 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170 137 24 9
RISPERIDONE 170 110 24 60
PROAIR HFA 164 105 27 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 151 108 28 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 149 106 29 206
CYMBALTA 146 89 30 40
ATENOLOL 144 100 31 22
PROMETHAZINE HCL 138 65 R 32 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 137 133 33 67
IBUPROFEN 136 53 34 66
SPIRIVA 133 88 35 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130 90 36 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 125 97 37 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 124 59 38 44
CEFDINIR 121 79 39 209
LEVEMIR 118 50 40 132
ACTOS 116 96 41 98
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 72 42 15
TORSEMIDE 108 85 43 118
AMOXICILLIN 107 62 44 131
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 107 81 44 93
AGGRENOX 106 99 46 182
VESICARE 106 94 46 244
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104 90 48 20
PREDNISONE 102 64 49 48
LANTUS 101 50 50 46
ALLOPURINOL 97 89 51 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 96 63 52 80
PAROXETINE HCL 96 79 52 55
MEGESTROL ACETATE 94 80 R 54 103
RAMIPRIL 92 68 55 168
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 59 S3 56 1
ABILIFY 89 26 57 123
RANITIDINE HCL 89 57 57 29
CLONIDINE HCL 89 51 57 42
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 89 56 57 338
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 58 61 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 37 62 43
DIGOXIN 86 82 63 47
NOVOLIN 70-30 85 31 64 262
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 50 65 71
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78 35 R 66 37
VOLTAREN 77 48 67 236
HUMULIN 70-30 76 37 68 251
WARFARIN SODIUM 76 58 68 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 56 70 11
CLOPIDOGREL 74 58 70 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73 45 72 17
SYMBICORT 73 27 72 176
FINASTERIDE 73 72 72 115
DEXILANT 72 34 75 322
ZMAX 71 46 10 76 374
LYRICA 69 17 77 62
BUSPIRONE HCL 69 52 77 96
DIPYRIDAMOLE 68 67 R 79 299
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 67 44 80 383
MECLIZINE HCL 66 48 81 162
PLAVIX 66 52 81 49
LAMOTRIGINE 66 35 81 172
VENTOLIN HFA 65 40 84 122
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 38 85 105
PREMARIN 64 55 R 85 90
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 49 87 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63 20 87 82
ESTRADIOL 63 32 R 87 102
NOVOLOG 60 27 90 104
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 24 90 76
CLARITHROMYCIN ER 58 38 92 355
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 57 37 93 149
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 37 93 97
NIASPAN 57 38 93 164
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57 47 R 93 269
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 38 R 97 64
BACLOFEN 55 28 98 119
FLUCONAZOLE 55 34 98 195
FAMOTIDINE 54 42 100 77
PENTAZOCINE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 31 R 10 100 405
BUPROPION XL 54 27 100 210
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 47 103 124
MIRTAZAPINE 52 18 104 52
COMBIVENT 51 36 105 129
CRESTOR 50 25 106 33
LEVETIRACETAM 50 14 106 111
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 39 106 113
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 Nov. 9, 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.