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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1111

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 1111

538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

7% of this provider’s 538 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 538 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,995 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 874 796 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 831 796 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 809 716 3 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 644 593 4 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 630 617 5 25
NAMENDA 595 595 6 31
SIMVASTATIN 560 509 7 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 554 475 S3 8 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 542 470 9 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 433 401 10 19
LISINOPRIL 426 393 11 2
SERTRALINE HCL 422 400 12 24
KLOR-CON M20 360 328 13 79
DIOVAN 349 298 14 51
TRAZODONE HCL 301 253 15 32
CYMBALTA 299 221 16 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 296 260 17 14
GABAPENTIN 285 206 18 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282 262 19 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269 248 20 7
METFORMIN HCL 254 198 21 8
MEGESTROL ACETATE 243 226 R 22 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL 234 230 23 191
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 233 211 24 16
CARVEDILOL 232 215 25 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222 197 26 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 215 186 27 35
LANTUS 206 152 28 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185 164 29 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 172 123 30 82
ATENOLOL 165 154 31 22
MELOXICAM 162 128 32 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159 157 33 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 158 134 34 68
LEVOFLOXACIN 158 137 34 88
CLOPIDOGREL 157 145 36 30
CLONIDINE 152 133 37 221
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151 149 38 78
JANTOVEN 147 119 39 156
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 124 40 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137 127 41 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 132 125 42 114
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 130 122 43 136
ALLOPURINOL 126 116 44 36
SANTYL 121 81 45 179
RISPERIDONE 118 115 46 60
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 118 107 46 149
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 113 113 48 101
TRAMADOL HCL 108 90 49 13
DIGOXIN 106 100 50 47
MUPIROCIN 102 88 51 154
FAMOTIDINE 101 96 52 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 101 68 R 52 69
BUSPIRONE HCL 98 97 54 96
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 83 55 71
PLAVIX 95 89 56 49
NOVOLOG 93 64 57 104
KLOR-CON M10 92 83 58 144
LYRICA 91 63 59 62
HALOPERIDOL 89 82 60 180
PREDNISONE 87 49 61 48
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 86 73 62 161
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85 73 63 128
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 84 83 64 228
BACLOFEN 82 21 65 119
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 69 66 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 75 67 73
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 53 67 17
NOVOLIN R 78 55 69 142
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 73 69 27
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 59 71 214
CLONIDINE HCL 75 50 72 42
METOLAZONE 75 63 72 162
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 74 67 74 141
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 69 75 76
AMIODARONE HCL 70 70 76 145
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 58 76 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 70 76 126
RANITIDINE HCL 68 40 79 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 59 80 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 52 81 105
FINASTERIDE 62 61 81 115
LIDODERM 61 50 83 198
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 35 84 91
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 50 85 124
NYSTOP 55 50 86 175
LEVETIRACETAM 54 46 87 111
CEPHALEXIN 54 47 87 89
LOPERAMIDE 54 45 87 165
FENTANYL 52 43 S2 90 65
MIRTAZAPINE 51 47 91 52
HUMULIN R 51 51 91 189
OXYCONTIN 51 19 S2 91 106
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 33 94 225
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 21, 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.