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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,453Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 1137

$864K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 1137

513 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Oklahoma
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 513 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 513 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Oklahoma
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 913 663 127 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 525 450 109 2 4
LISINOPRIL 507 401 92 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 429 376 81 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419 384 64 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 380 375* 65 6 7
TRAZODONE HCL 369 315 64 7 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 369 333 74 7 10
GABAPENTIN 324 249 63 9 11
TORSEMIDE 310 297 56 10 128
NAMENDA 300 276 18 11 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279 261 43 12 23
METFORMIN HCL 278 212 54 13 8
FUROSEMIDE 273 247 49 14 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265 251 48 15 13
MELOXICAM 265 236 45 15 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 244 215 52 17 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 236 231* 31 18 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 235 177 37 19 21
CLOPIDOGREL 222 205 42 20 19
LORAZEPAM 199 147 32 B 21 40
CEFUROXIME 196 176 127 22 145
CITALOPRAM HBR 176 125 39 23 18
NEXIUM 172 116 22 24 32
CARVEDILOL 157 142 23 25 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156 151* 25 26 30
SERTRALINE HCL 146 111 19 27 28
RISPERIDONE 140 104 19 A 28 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 124* 25 29 15
TRAMADOL HCL 128 110 29 30 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116 111* 21 31 46
LACTULOSE 116 85 19 31 161
RANITIDINE HCL 116 101 23 31 34
CARISOPRODOL 113 52 15 R 34 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 99 21 35 29
CRESTOR 111 90 18 35 39
ALPRAZOLAM 110 64 20 B 37 16
ALLOPURINOL 107 88 17 38 37
DIGOXIN 106 101* 19 39 114
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 80 19 40 12
DIAZEPAM 104 53 15 B 41 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104 99* 16 R 41 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 96* 17 43 24
LANTUS 98 <11 <11 44 61
MEGESTROL ACETATE 97 92* 26 R 45 127
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 29 19 S2 46 72
LYRICA 96 80 14 46 53
AGGRENOX 93 <11 <11 48 186
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91 80 25 R 49 43
PAROXETINE HCL 89 74 13 50 59
CLONIDINE HCL 89 71 18 50 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 59 13 50 48
IBUPROFEN 88 83* 19 53 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 74 71 54 87
ATENOLOL 82 77* 14 55 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 71 14 55 91
NOVOLIN R 82 70 11 55 144
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 63 15 58 158
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81 <11 <11 R 58 90
PREDNISONE 77 72* 26 60 49
SULINDAC 77 72* 11 60 253
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 61 18 62 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 66* 14 63 88
PREMARIN 71 71 11 R 63 106
NABUMETONE 70 51 12 65 163
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 58 49 66 79
SSD 69 44 18 66 323
GLYBURIDE 68 <11 <11 R 68 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 66 14 69 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 60* 51 70 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 59* 11 71 52
DETROL LA 63 <11 <11 72 135
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 63 14 72 38
SPIRIVA 63 58* 12 72 55
FAMOTIDINE* 63 <11 <11 72 77
GLIPIZIDE ER 62 57* 16 76 104
CYMBALTA 61 <11 <11 77 36
MIRTAZAPINE 60 <11 <11 78 54
AZITHROMYCIN 60 55* 44 78 44
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58 42 15 80 117
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 57 13 81 67
KLOR-CON M20 57 57 13 81 99
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 <11 <11 83 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 <11 <11 83 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 32 11 85 20
LOVASTATIN 51 <11 <11 86 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 24 26 R 86 86
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 46* 26 86 246
ESTRADIOL 51 <11 <11 R 86 105
TEMAZEPAM 50 38 12 B 90 66
FENOFIBRATE* 50 <11 <11 90 94
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 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.
  • 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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.