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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,007Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1111

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1111

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

6% of this provider’s 797 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 797 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 18,852 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,051 924 1 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 905 791 2 9
LISINOPRIL 814 644 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 776 667 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 763 440 S3 5 1
SIMVASTATIN 678 518 6 5
PREDNISONE 446 355 7 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 446 407 7 19
METFORMIN HCL 397 278 9 8
OMEPRAZOLE 388 300 10 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 316 211 11 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 314 221 12 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 313 296 13 25
GABAPENTIN 312 206 14 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305 240 15 7
SUCRALFATE 298 234 16 125
CARVEDILOL 297 243 17 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290 244 18 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 278 219 19 76
CLOPIDOGREL 274 219 20 30
CEFUROXIME 273 206 21 138
TRAMADOL HCL 262 163 22 13
NEXIUM 258 218 23 26
ATENOLOL 256 191 24 22
ALLOPURINOL 245 197 25 36
FAMOTIDINE 245 182 25 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 242 235 27 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 241 189 28 68
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 189 29 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216 192 30 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 210 143 31 61
CRESTOR 207 178 32 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 196 164 33 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191 156 34 11
RANITIDINE HCL 186 151 35 29
CEPHALEXIN 159 117 36 89
DIGOXIN 158 147 37 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158 124 37 73
NAMENDA 156 147 39 31
PLAVIX 148 131 40 49
ETODOLAC 143 86 41 137
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 143 119 41 58
FENTANYL 140 111 S2 43 65
DIOVAN 140 131 43 51
CLONIDINE HCL 137 106 45 42
MELOXICAM 137 101 45 18
MIRTAZAPINE 137 115 45 52
LYRICA 129 63 48 62
SERTRALINE HCL 128 101 49 24
DIOVAN HCT 125 69 50 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 105 51 28
MEGESTROL ACETATE 121 96 R 52 103
BYSTOLIC 116 84 53 133
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 112 99 54 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 79 55 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 108 56 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 108 94 57 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 84 R 57 64
CARISOPRODOL 106 33 R 59 54
SPIRIVA 106 90 59 53
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 101 99 61 266
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100 77 62 78
MECLIZINE HCL 99 94 63 162
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 65 64 16
AMIODARONE HCL 98 95 64 145
CYMBALTA 97 60 66 40
METOLAZONE 95 82 67 162
METHYLDOPA 95 89 R 67 363
TRAZODONE HCL 92 75 69 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 72 70 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 86 71 34
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 76 71 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 78 73 88
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88 55 73 56
PAROXETINE HCL 88 59 73 55
GLIPIZIDE 84 82 76 57
COMBIVENT 79 40 77 129
JANUVIA 79 70 77 75
CELEBREX 78 52 79 81
LIPITOR 77 60 80 116
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 73 81 23
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 61 82 130
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 62 83 50
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 74 67 83 149
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 33 R 85 37
PROAIR HFA 71 54 86 38
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 70 55 87 342
LEVEMIR 69 42 88 132
TRILIPIX 67 53 89 197
NABUMETONE 64 48 90 146
CLONIDINE 64 64 90 221
IBUPROFEN 62 34 92 66
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 53 93 101
SINGULAIR 61 49 93 112
LANTUS 60 28 95 46
SEROQUEL 60 44 95 170
GLYBURIDE 58 34 R 97 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 56 97 155
VOLTAREN 57 49 99 236
MUPIROCIN 55 52 100 154
EXFORGE 53 42 101 224
SYMBICORT 53 46 101 176
ABILIFY 53 28 101 123
VENTOLIN HFA 51 25 104 122
INDOMETHACIN 51 29 R 104 231
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 45 104 27
ACTOS 50 45 107 98
METHOCARBAMOL 50 27 R 107 159
LEVETIRACETAM 50 36 107 111
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 20, 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.