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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,451Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 1111

$894K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1111

548 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

18% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 11,544 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 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 1,316 805 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 632 385 2 4
LISINOPRIL 631 448 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 482 368 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 447 251 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 429 316 6 6
OXYCODONE HCL 364 70 S2 7 69
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 348 247 8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307 230 9 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304 213 10 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 299 169 11 17
RANITIDINE HCL 278 197 12 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 245 153 13 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234 192 14 9
CARVEDILOL 231 190 15 21
SERTRALINE HCL 228 137 16 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228 161 16 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 220 103 18 16
GABAPENTIN 203 101 19 10
TRAMADOL HCL 196 140 20 13
FENTANYL 185 103 S2 21 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 185 91 21 44
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 182 86 S2 23 74
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 164 73 R 24 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 117 25 19
GLIPIZIDE 161 98 26 57
PREDNISONE 161 114 26 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156 95 28 27
TRAZODONE HCL 147 68 29 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 147 96 29 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144 118 31 34
LOVASTATIN 142 99 32 41
MELOXICAM 132 107 33 18
PROAIR HFA 130 76 34 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126 82 35 15
CARISOPRODOL 125 52 R 36 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 102 37 23
AZITHROMYCIN 123 74 37 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 122 40 R 39 69
NAMENDA 120 120 40 31
CLOPIDOGREL 120 108 40 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 89 42 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113 85 43 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 91 44 28
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 109 61 45 128
NEXIUM 108 70 46 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 106 52 47 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 84 48 25
PAROXETINE HCL 100 64 49 55
ATENOLOL 100 56 49 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 97 47 51 91
LANTUS 97 40 51 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 59 S2 53 147
GLIPIZIDE XL 87 79 54 211
PLAVIX 83 78 55 49
LACTULOSE 81 46 56 166
VERAPAMIL ER 80 58 57 100
CARBAMAZEPINE 79 25 58 196
BUSPIRONE HCL 79 42 58 96
CYMBALTA 78 56 60 40
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 31 S2 61 86
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 47 62 71
BACLOFEN 73 30 62 119
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 67 64 152
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 34 R 65 64
LEVEMIR 70 27 65 132
PREMARIN 68 24 R 67 90
FAMOTIDINE 68 51 67 77
ESTRADIOL 67 39 R 69 102
CLONIDINE HCL 66 61 70 42
HUMULIN N 65 53 71 287
MORPHINE SULFATE 65 26 S2 71 190
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 51 73 110
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 38 73 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 58 75 73
GEMFIBROZIL 61 32 76 92
NAPROXEN 61 50 76 85
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 42 78 99
VENTOLIN HFA 57 23 78 122
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 31 80 105
DIOVAN 55 38 81 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 48 82 88
AMOXICILLIN 54 27 82 131
CEPHALEXIN 53 30 84 89
IBUPROFEN 53 28 84 66
SINGULAIR 52 20 86 112
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 15 86 126
ALLOPURINOL 50 23 88 36
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 50 88 127
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 28 R 88 159
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 6, 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.