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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 1111

$754K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 1111

556 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

3% of this provider’s 556 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 556 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 13,851 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 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 635 574 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 601 580 2 5
GABAPENTIN 454 396 3 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 426 415 4 9
TRAMADOL HCL 423 374 5 13
FUROSEMIDE 405 391 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 385 353 7 3
PAROXETINE HCL 336 309 8 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 330 329 9 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 299 291 10 7
LISINOPRIL 295 288 11 2
NAMENDA 258 254 12 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 256 237 S3 13 1
BUSPIRONE HCL 244 234 14 96
IBUPROFEN 217 178 15 66
METFORMIN HCL 216 204 16 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 211 206 17 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 203 198 18 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 178 163 19 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163 158 20 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 119 21 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130 114 22 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 123 23 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123 123 24 20
RISPERIDONE 122 105 25 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122 121 25 16
CLOPIDOGREL 121 115 27 30
SERTRALINE HCL 120 105 28 24
CARVEDILOL 118 114 29 21
ALLOPURINOL 118 113 29 36
AZITHROMYCIN 117 107 31 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 113 32 72
LANTUS 108 97 33 46
MELOXICAM 108 102 33 18
NYSTOP 105 103 35 175
AMIODARONE HCL 105 100 35 145
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103 99 37 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102 102 38 34
MIRTAZAPINE 101 99 39 52
RANITIDINE HCL 93 92 40 29
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 92 79 41 136
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 89 42 50
NEXIUM 90 90 42 26
PLAVIX 89 84 44 49
DIGOXIN 87 83 45 47
PREDNISONE 84 78 46 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 84 46 114
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 84 46 15
MEGESTROL ACETATE 83 75 R 49 103
GLYBURIDE 78 77 R 50 59
NYAMYC 76 75 51 367
BUMETANIDE 76 76 51 173
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 58 R 53 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 74 53 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 63 53 83
CLONIDINE HCL 74 61 53 42
ATENOLOL 69 68 57 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 67 58 101
CYMBALTA 67 65 58 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 65 60 128
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 61 61 130
FAMOTIDINE 60 60 62 77
JANTOVEN 59 59 63 156
TRAZODONE HCL 56 56 64 32
ESTRADIOL 56 49 R 64 102
FINASTERIDE 55 55 66 115
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 51 66 149
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 50 66 88
CRESTOR 55 55 66 33
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 55 50 66 296
METHOTREXATE 54 43 71 284
LEVETIRACETAM 53 34 72 111
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 47 72 14
LOPERAMIDE 52 52 74 165
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51 47 75 93
SUCRALFATE 50 50 76 125
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 16, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.