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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,533Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 1111

$740K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 1111

574 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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 574 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 574 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 13,515 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 671 560 1 4
LISINOPRIL 598 542 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538 479 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 469 361 S3 4 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 436 399 5 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 372 348 6 12
GABAPENTIN 318 247 7 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 300 278 8 14
FUROSEMIDE 282 265 9 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 271 189 10 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270 245 11 23
METFORMIN HCL 253 225 12 8
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253 225 12 143
SIMVASTATIN 251 231 14 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 227 192 15 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221 202 16 7
TRAMADOL HCL 221 191 16 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219 197 18 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 213 207 19 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 192 20 11
MELOXICAM 191 174 21 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 179 148 R 22 37
MIRTAZAPINE 178 152 23 52
DIOVAN 146 144 24 51
BUMETANIDE 146 121 24 173
DONEPEZIL HCL 137 128 26 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 134 115 27 44
GLYBURIDE 120 103 R 28 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 117 109 29 19
NAPROXEN 117 101 29 85
ALLOPURINOL 116 114 31 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 104 32 34
METFORMIN HCL ER 113 92 32 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 93 34 43
RANITIDINE HCL 102 90 35 29
ADACEL 100 89 36 333
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 86 37 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93 93 38 87
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92 92 R 39 64
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92 80 39 56
DIGOXIN 88 88 41 47
CARVEDILOL 88 88 41 21
SYNTHROID 86 73 43 63
CLOPIDOGREL 85 81 44 30
CEFDINIR 85 74 44 209
PREMARIN 81 72 R 46 90
TRAZODONE HCL 80 63 47 32
PROAIR HFA 80 68 47 38
IBUPROFEN 78 35 49 66
GUANFACINE HCL 78 75 R 49 324
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78 66 49 67
PLAVIX 77 72 52 49
DIOVAN HCT 75 65 53 94
CLONIDINE HCL 74 47 54 42
CYMBALTA 72 40 55 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 65 56 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 70 66 57 15
CRESTOR 70 65 57 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 60 59 71
SERTRALINE HCL 69 64 59 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 67 61 72
NAMENDA 67 65 62 31
GLIPIZIDE 64 61 63 57
CARISOPRODOL 63 23 R 64 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 59 65 58
ATENOLOL 60 52 66 22
DILTIAZEM ER 59 43 67 158
PAROXETINE HCL 58 58 68 55
EVISTA 57 57 69 148
NEXIUM 56 47 70 26
SPIRIVA 53 49 71 53
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 33 R 71 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 37 73 78
SUCRALFATE 52 49 73 125
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 11, 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.