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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,562Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 387

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 387

701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

5% of this provider’s 701 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 701 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 18,257 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 852 803 1 2
LISINOPRIL 790 722 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 567 530 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 514 509 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 507 478 S3 5 1
SIMVASTATIN 481 465 6 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 459 426 7 18
FUROSEMIDE 399 375 8 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 378 370 9 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 334 325 10 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 318 313 11 19
MIRTAZAPINE 269 269 12 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 260 237 13 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 258 258 14 27
GABAPENTIN 253 217 15 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 252 237 16 31
TRAMADOL HCL 246 239 17 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239 232 18 15
DIGOXIN 221 202 19 40
MELOXICAM 219 194 20 22
TORSEMIDE 212 200 21 132
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203 198 22 13
METFORMIN HCL 199 165 23 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 199 195 23 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193 185 25 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 185 172 26 57
NAMENDA 185 185 26 35
CLOPIDOGREL 182 182 28 25
CARVEDILOL 179 179 29 21
CYMBALTA 173 168 30 44
GEMFIBROZIL 159 128 31 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152 149 32 48
ATENOLOL 150 150 33 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137 131 34 29
PLAVIX 136 136 35 39
ALLOPURINOL 130 130 36 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 129 37 32
SERTRALINE HCL 128 109 38 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122 117 39 88
TRAZODONE HCL 120 106 40 37
JANTOVEN 119 119 41 170
NYSTATIN 115 112 42 147
SPIRIVA 110 104 43 61
FAMOTIDINE 107 105 44 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107 98 44 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 106 100 46 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102 97 47 56
PREMARIN 100 100 R 48 77
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97 89 49 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 90 81 50 50
RANITIDINE HCL 90 77 50 45
CLONIDINE HCL 86 78 52 38
CEPHALEXIN 84 84 53 135
ZETIA 84 76 53 96
PREDNISONE 83 82 55 43
CELEBREX 79 79 56 72
DIOVAN 78 78 57 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77 65 58 113
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77 66 R 58 62
NEXIUM 76 76 60 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 74 61 104
BENICAR 73 73 62 165
CEFUROXIME 73 65 62 178
PROAIR HFA 72 64 64 47
DETROL LA 72 72 64 178
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 69 64 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 68 67 97
RISPERIDONE 71 71 67 70
BUPROPION XL 71 60 67 219
LYRICA 70 62 70 66
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 69 62 71 101
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 67 R 71 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 54 73 159
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 53 74 55
TERAZOSIN HCL 63 61 75 109
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 60 76 67
PAROXETINE HCL 61 61 77 52
LANTUS 61 38 77 51
AZITHROMYCIN 60 57 79 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 52 80 84
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58 56 80 212
EVISTA 56 56 82 111
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 56 82 86
DILTIAZEM ER 56 44 82 139
NIFEDIPINE ER 55 55 85 136
TIZANIDINE HCL 55 52 85 127
KLOR-CON 8 53 53 87 146
LOPERAMIDE 53 53 87 181
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 89 69
VENTOLIN HFA 52 50 89 142
KLOR-CON M10 51 51 91 149
SYMBICORT 51 48 91 196
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 47 R 91 82
SINGULAIR 50 48 94 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 50 94 59
JANUVIA 50 37 94 60
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 14, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.