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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,416Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 387

$936K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 387

497 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

17% of this provider’s 497 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 497 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 11,797 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,104 631 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 896 623 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 787 581 3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 629 481 4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 605 434 5 2
CARVEDILOL 532 350 6 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 458 377 7 17
GABAPENTIN 358 179 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338 263 9 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 319 180 10 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 314 185 11 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 310 235 12 50
LISINOPRIL 300 200 13 3
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 293 167 14 115
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 267 197 15 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262 187 16 15
CLOPIDOGREL 253 187 17 25
METFORMIN HCL 215 149 18 8
NEXIUM 175 115 19 26
SIMVASTATIN 173 120 20 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 171 171 21 27
PLAVIX 154 111 22 39
OXYCODONE HCL 152 73 S2 23 71
ALLOPURINOL 142 105 24 28
TRAMADOL HCL 142 89 24 14
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 141 103 26 75
LACTULOSE 125 100 27 153
FAMOTIDINE 125 82 27 78
DIGOXIN 117 109 29 40
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 116 71 30 225
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 111 37 R 31 42
SERTRALINE HCL 111 80 31 23
GEMFIBROZIL 105 56 33 93
NAPROXEN 104 41 34 89
MELOXICAM 102 64 35 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 72 36 29
AZITHROMYCIN 99 66 36 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97 41 R 38 82
LYRICA 96 42 39 66
SUCRALFATE 94 52 40 128
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91 75 41 97
TORSEMIDE 91 89 41 132
KLOR-CON M20 90 69 43 76
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 88 62 44 125
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 41 45 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 79 45 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 64 S2 47 203
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 72 47 32
SINGULAIR 84 63 49 83
CARISOPRODOL 84 14 R 49 53
PAROXETINE HCL 82 51 51 52
LANTUS 82 73 51 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 79 53 59
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 79 44 S2 54 79
PROAIR HFA 78 49 55 47
TRAZODONE HCL 78 37 55 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78 60 55 13
KLOR-CON M10 77 45 58 149
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 58 59 84
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75 75 60 104
METHADONE HCL 74 23 S2 61 202
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 61 62 48
FENTANYL 66 66 S2 63 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 49 64 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 50 65 31
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 47 66 55
NOVOLIN 70-30 59 35 67 257
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 36 68 30
ABILIFY 57 17 69 129
PREMARIN 55 41 R 70 77
RISPERIDONE 55 27 70 70
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 0 S2 72 98
PREDNISONE 54 30 72 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53 41 74 18
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 32 75 101
FENOFIBRATE 52 32 75 106
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 21 77 88
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 1, 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.