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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,856Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 387

$895K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 387

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%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

3% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 558 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 10,132 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 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 730 516 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 618 385 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 501 348 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 432 338 S3 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 390 314 5 7
LISINOPRIL 354 236 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 330 198 7 9
GABAPENTIN 285 209 8 10
METFORMIN HCL 284 194 9 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 133 10 12
TRAMADOL HCL 192 139 11 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186 106 12 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 185 173 13 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 183 164 14 17
NEXIUM 171 122 15 26
PAROXETINE HCL 169 141 16 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160 147 17 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 143 18 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147 114 19 16
SERTRALINE HCL 145 81 20 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 145 71 20 113
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144 89 22 11
CARVEDILOL 143 128 23 21
MELOXICAM 143 121 23 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 121 23 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 114 26 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 122 27 30
LOVASTATIN 132 110 28 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 129 97 29 121
DIGOXIN 124 97 30 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 51 31 31
RISPERIDONE 122 65 32 70
LEVETIRACETAM 112 36 33 110
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110 62 34 57
CLOPIDOGREL 107 77 35 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 101 29 36 19
CRESTOR 100 76 37 34
TRAVATAN Z 95 36 38 200
SPIRONOLACTONE 92 77 39 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 92 80 39 50
ABILIFY 92 29 39 129
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 81 42 29
MIRTAZAPINE 90 71 42 64
RANITIDINE HCL 82 68 44 45
JANUVIA 79 58 45 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 47 46 46
DILANTIN 78 42 46 287
OLANZAPINE 71 31 48 126
FAMOTIDINE 70 51 49 78
AZITHROMYCIN 69 52 50 49
LAMOTRIGINE 68 29 51 138
CELEBREX 65 53 52 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 53 R 52 42
DIOVAN HCT 64 41 54 74
GEMFIBROZIL 62 0 55 93
PLAVIX 62 43 55 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 49 57 84
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 16 58 107
TRAZODONE HCL 57 40 59 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 14 59 97
DEXILANT 56 33 61 214
ATENOLOL 56 38 61 20
NAMENDA 54 39 63 35
IBUPROFEN 54 30 63 85
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 35 R 65 82
CLOZAPINE 53 12 65 185
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 29 67 41
LYRICA 52 16 67 66
NYSTATIN 51 34 69 147
COMBIGAN 50 27 70 303
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 29 70 73
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 Nov. 21, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.