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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,126Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 1111

$942K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 1111

379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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 379 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 379 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 11,395 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 354 303 1 9
OMEPRAZOLE 352 318 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 333 323 3 3
LISINOPRIL 326 272 4 2
MIRTAZAPINE 301 250 5 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301 290 5 7
TORSEMIDE 276 253 7 118
WARFARIN SODIUM 255 236 8 19
FUROSEMIDE 228 213 9 6
METFORMIN HCL 226 205 10 8
SYNTHROID 221 210 11 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220 198 S3 12 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211 209 13 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 206 202 14 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182 172 15 28
FENTANYL 164 126 S2 16 65
GABAPENTIN 162 110 17 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 130 18 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158 147 19 15
TRAMADOL HCL 138 124 20 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 124 21 17
SIMVASTATIN 132 127 22 5
NAMENDA 129 129 23 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 120 24 50
CYMBALTA 118 98 25 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118 110 25 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 117 117 27 25
NEXIUM 117 93 27 26
CRESTOR 112 93 29 33
CARVEDILOL 108 68 30 21
LANTUS 107 87 31 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 107 71 31 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 101 33 16
ALLOPURINOL 102 97 34 36
SERTRALINE HCL 99 84 35 24
DILTIAZEM ER 97 87 36 158
EXELON 96 96 37 121
MELOXICAM 94 93 38 18
CLOPIDOGREL 88 88 39 30
PAROXETINE HCL 87 87 40 55
AVODART 84 84 41 216
CELEBREX 80 74 42 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 64 43 105
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 65 44 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 75 71 44 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 58 46 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72 70 47 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 66 47 44
LOVAZA 70 27 49 184
ATENOLOL 68 67 50 22
PLAVIX 65 62 51 49
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63 52 52 108
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 63 52 259
PREDNISONE 62 57 54 48
DIOVAN 62 45 54 51
CHLORTHALIDONE 61 58 56 193
TRAZODONE HCL 61 41 56 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 52 58 72
LYRICA 60 51 58 62
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 54 58 97
HUMALOG 59 40 61 202
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 59 61 11
DIGOXIN 56 56 63 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 36 63 152
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 47 65 71
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 50 66 80
RAMIPRIL 53 50 67 168
BUMETANIDE 52 38 68 173
SEROQUEL 51 36 69 170
ACTOS 51 46 69 98
TRILIPIX 50 28 71 197
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 48 71 78
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.