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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,729Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 1111

$905K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 1111

480 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

15% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 480 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 11,357 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,157 571 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 619 436 2 6
LISINOPRIL 552 470 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 491 358 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 409 304 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 405 299 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 395 307 7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 300 223 8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299 210 9 12
GABAPENTIN 295 177 10 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253 207 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 245 164 12 8
NEXIUM 221 135 13 26
RANITIDINE HCL 204 153 14 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 182 160 15 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 170 52 S2 16 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166 137 17 20
LANTUS 158 96 18 46
CLONIDINE HCL 152 109 19 42
TRAMADOL HCL 152 90 19 13
PAROXETINE HCL 150 85 21 55
CEFUROXIME 150 96 21 138
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149 134 23 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 147 104 24 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144 110 25 17
CARVEDILOL 143 135 26 21
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 143 52 S2 26 86
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137 92 28 27
CLOPIDOGREL 135 114 29 30
PROAIR HFA 135 69 29 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 105 31 15
RISPERIDONE 127 99 32 60
TRAZODONE HCL 124 70 33 32
FINASTERIDE 117 117 34 115
NAMENDA 113 68 35 31
CEPHALEXIN 107 60 36 89
SERTRALINE HCL 103 93 37 24
MIRTAZAPINE 103 70 37 52
ALLOPURINOL 102 92 39 36
OLANZAPINE 100 68 40 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100 75 40 45
DIGOXIN 98 96 42 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 74 42 78
CYMBALTA 94 38 44 40
GLIPIZIDE 91 78 45 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 91 60 45 14
NOVOLOG 88 71 47 104
BACLOFEN 86 59 48 119
DIOVAN 86 71 48 51
FAMOTIDINE 84 52 50 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 46 51 16
PLAVIX 82 67 52 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82 32 R 52 69
CARISOPRODOL 80 15 R 54 54
MEGESTROL ACETATE 80 80 R 54 103
NYSTATIN 80 37 54 151
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 73 57 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 68 58 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 56 58 61
OXYCONTIN 74 19 S2 60 106
GLYBURIDE 72 45 R 61 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68 53 62 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 58 63 73
KLOR-CON M20 67 56 63 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65 61 65 34
OXYCODONE HCL 65 15 S2 65 69
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 64 67 87
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 38 68 126
NAPROXEN 62 34 69 85
CELEBREX 61 47 70 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 33 71 43
LYRICA 59 41 72 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 29 73 23
HALOPERIDOL 58 24 73 180
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58 54 73 245
LEVETIRACETAM 57 0 76 111
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 45 77 152
SINGULAIR 56 44 77 112
FENTANYL 55 33 S2 79 65
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 28 80 135
IBUPROFEN 52 25 81 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 52 81 35
JANTOVEN 52 45 81 156
NIASPAN 52 49 81 164
CRESTOR 52 39 81 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 35 81 128
SPIRIVA 51 40 87 53
MORPHINE SULFATE 51 13 S2 87 190
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 April 14, 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.