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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,934Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1111

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1111

393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

7% of this provider’s 393 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 393 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 14,525 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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 684 561 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 667 503 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 649 526 3 4
LISINOPRIL 559 359 4 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 517 457 5 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 482 340 6 9
SIMVASTATIN 376 252 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357 277 8 7
NAMENDA 355 306 9 31
RISPERIDONE 338 182 10 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333 295 11 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 321 217 12 82
GABAPENTIN 306 213 13 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 306 240 13 14
METFORMIN HCL 300 201 15 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 281 223 S3 16 1
TRAZODONE HCL 243 179 17 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 230 153 18 76
SERTRALINE HCL 222 135 19 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 210 135 20 45
LANTUS 207 112 21 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 206 175 22 78
CYMBALTA 196 145 23 40
MIRTAZAPINE 182 118 24 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 146 25 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176 166 26 28
IBUPROFEN 175 88 27 66
OLANZAPINE 175 127 27 117
CARVEDILOL 172 151 29 21
CLONIDINE HCL 168 124 30 42
ABILIFY 167 128 31 123
FAMOTIDINE 164 97 32 77
DIGOXIN 159 136 33 47
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 159 82 R 33 169
TRAMADOL HCL 157 134 35 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151 105 36 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150 119 37 16
ATENOLOL 147 82 38 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 139 87 39 44
KLOR-CON M20 136 115 40 79
MELOXICAM 136 113 40 18
SPIRIVA 133 106 42 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 131 85 43 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 100 44 27
CLOPIDOGREL 127 95 45 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 122 93 46 171
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 120 98 47 128
CLOZAPINE 120 84 47 181
WARFARIN SODIUM 119 59 49 19
RANITIDINE HCL 119 63 49 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 72 51 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110 85 52 20
ALLOPURINOL 106 88 53 36
SEROQUEL 105 76 54 170
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 104 91 55 161
NOVOLIN R 104 65 55 142
LEVETIRACETAM 102 59 57 111
NOVOLOG 91 42 58 104
PLAVIX 89 71 59 49
PAROXETINE HCL 88 63 60 55
GLYBURIDE 84 64 R 61 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 59 62 83
NEXIUM 81 55 63 26
LOPERAMIDE 80 66 64 165
PROMETHAZINE HCL 80 54 R 64 69
KLOR-CON M10 74 59 66 144
PREDNISONE 74 74 66 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 48 68 110
GEMFIBROZIL 73 34 68 92
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70 43 S2 70 74
LEXAPRO 69 61 71 208
GLIPIZIDE 69 51 71 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 56 73 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 36 R 73 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 51 75 114
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 55 75 17
GLIPIZIDE ER 67 53 75 99
NYSTOP 65 44 78 175
EXELON 64 64 79 121
JANTOVEN 63 35 80 156
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 59 43 81 302
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 45 82 135
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58 58 82 101
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 45 84 34
JANUVIA 55 26 85 75
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 52 86 96
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 37 87 68
CLONIDINE 53 37 87 221
TOPIRAMATE 51 30 89 177
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 36 89 155
SANTYL 50 17 91 179
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 Feb. 25, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.