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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,160Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 387

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 387

537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 537 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 537 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,399 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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 976 357 1 4
NAMENDA 908 161 2 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 744 300 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 725 295 4 5
LISINOPRIL 705 403 5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 479 235 6 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 468 124 7 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 452 71 8 73
SERTRALINE HCL 413 110 9 23
FUROSEMIDE 406 299 10 7
METFORMIN HCL 392 127 11 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 390 218 12 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 387 211 13 9
RISPERIDONE 385 243 14 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 337 280 15 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327 145 16 12
LAMOTRIGINE 310 23 17 138
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 287 228 S3 18 1
LEVETIRACETAM 283 15 19 110
MELOXICAM 276 96 20 22
TRAZODONE HCL 256 170 21 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 254 24 22 143
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 245 96 23 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 231 32 24 57
ATENOLOL 216 99 25 20
RANITIDINE HCL 191 70 26 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 115 27 13
OLANZAPINE 184 25 28 126
ABILIFY 174 12 29 129
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169 70 30 32
GABAPENTIN 166 93 31 10
TRAMADOL HCL 164 105 32 14
FAZACLO 154 0 33 191
MIRTAZAPINE 153 64 34 64
CLOZAPINE 151 0 35 185
TOPIRAMATE 150 0 36 140
CLONIDINE HCL 145 83 37 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 104 37 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143 49 39 88
NAPROXEN 143 31 39 89
LEXAPRO 142 21 41 227
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 72 42 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 123 42 43 113
FENOFIBRATE 122 20 44 106
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 84 45 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 77 46 18
LANTUS 114 27 46 51
KLOR-CON M20 112 0 48 76
FAMOTIDINE 111 43 49 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 103 52 50 90
PINDOLOL 102 0 51 308
IBUPROFEN 102 24 51 85
CARVEDILOL 99 99 53 21
GEMFIBROZIL 97 43 54 93
GLIPIZIDE XL 96 68 55 232
CLOPIDOGREL 96 78 55 25
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 64 57 144
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 48 58 30
GLYBURIDE 85 35 R 59 58
GLIPIZIDE ER 84 58 60 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83 0 61 120
ALLOPURINOL 82 49 62 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79 67 63 15
BACLOFEN 79 0 63 154
BUPROPION XL 75 0 65 219
AZITHROMYCIN 75 37 65 49
PROAIR HFA 72 40 67 47
PREDNISONE 71 52 68 43
DIOVAN 69 23 69 33
QUINAPRIL HCL 67 43 70 174
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 50 70 104
DIGOXIN 64 60 72 40
PLAVIX 64 55 72 39
PATANOL 64 15 72 337
DETROL LA 64 28 72 178
ACTOS 64 36 72 99
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 63 77 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 30 77 41
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 63 0 77 230
OXCARBAZEPINE 61 0 80 245
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 47 R 80 42
SEROQUEL 61 28 80 174
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 38 83 16
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 40 83 107
SINGULAIR 60 0 83 83
PAROXETINE HCL 59 26 86 52
VERAPAMIL ER 59 59 86 87
NEXIUM 59 55 86 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 21 89 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 46 89 55
AMOXICILLIN 56 20 91 177
NABUMETONE 55 39 92 117
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 0 92 238
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 24 94 75
NALTREXONE HCL 53 0 95 364
VALPROIC ACID 53 0 95 243
LABETALOL HCL 53 26 95 222
LITHIUM CARBONATE 51 12 98 267
HUMALOG 50 18 99 223
PREMARIN 50 38 R 99 77
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 May 28, 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.