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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,813Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 1111

$695K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 110 out of 1111

478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

6% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 7,462 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 690 492 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 621 338 S3 2 1
LISINOPRIL 409 264 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 352 231 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 306 196 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282 191 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 278 153 7 8
SIMVASTATIN 276 158 8 5
GABAPENTIN 258 127 9 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 227 159 10 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202 142 11 9
MELOXICAM 198 136 12 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 125 13 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161 112 14 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 99 15 11
TRAMADOL HCL 141 88 16 13
ATENOLOL 133 93 17 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 126 99 R 18 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 87 19 20
NEXIUM 120 60 20 26
SERTRALINE HCL 115 65 21 24
GLYBURIDE 111 84 R 22 59
PAROXETINE HCL 102 56 23 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 83 23 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101 71 25 58
AZITHROMYCIN 100 56 26 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 60 27 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 73 28 67
DIGOXIN 91 78 29 47
RANITIDINE HCL 91 62 29 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 48 31 43
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 81 59 32 178
DONEPEZIL HCL 81 79 32 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 44 32 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 40 R 35 37
CYMBALTA 79 23 36 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 79 42 36 19
CRESTOR 72 50 38 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 56 39 17
PROAIR HFA 69 29 40 38
PREMARIN 69 41 R 40 90
ESTRADIOL 66 33 R 42 102
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65 56 43 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 53 44 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 40 45 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 23 45 50
ZOSTAVAX 61 55 45 107
CELEBREX 60 57 48 81
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 58 48 56
SYNTHROID 60 40 48 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 35 51 23
OXYCONTIN 58 24 S2 52 106
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 22 52 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 40 54 71
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 35 54 192
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 17 R 54 69
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56 20 S2 57 74
SPIRIVA 56 17 57 53
DIOVAN 56 44 57 51
CARVEDILOL 55 47 60 21
BENICAR HCT 54 35 61 271
ALLOPURINOL 54 36 61 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 23 61 78
LANTUS 53 37 64 46
DIOVAN HCT 52 24 65 94
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 21 R 65 159
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 48 67 84
TRICOR 50 39 68 157
CLOPIDOGREL 50 34 68 30
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 Aug. 4, 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.