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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,722Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$678K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 113 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

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

23% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$690K

2014

$711K

2015

$678K

2016

Number of Claims

12,181

2014

12,283

2015

11,722

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 549

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

103

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
MELOXICAM 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

3 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

6 23
METFORMIN HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
FUROSEMIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

9 28
OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

12 22
LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

13 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

O 15 6
GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

16 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

17 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

18 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

19 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

20 32
RAMIPRIL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 180
TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O 22 16
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 31
CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
RANITIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 48
DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

26 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 34
CELECOXIB 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 17
CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 18
DEXILANT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 182
SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 64
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 27
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 41 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 15
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 29
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 20
LANSOPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 46 173
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

47 87
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 130
COLESTIPOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 228
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 51 80
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 39
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 53 115
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 Aug. 30, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.