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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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6,380Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 185 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$580K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 146 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

0% of this provider’s 130 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 208 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$172K

2014

$466K

2015

$580K

2016

Number of Claims

1,608

2014

4,920

2015

6,380

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 401

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

65

patients, 31% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 388

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

79

patients, 38% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 340

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 25% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 24% of all patients

4 9
SYNTHROID 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

5 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
FUROSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

8 12
KLOR-CON 8 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

9 190
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 18% of all patients

10 104
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

11 14
GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

12 8
CARVEDILOL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

13 18
SURE COMFORT* 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

43

patients, 21% of all patients

14 290
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

15 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

16 28
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

17 149
ONGLYZA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

18 166
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

19 48
KLOR-CON 10 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

20 167
DULERA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

21 235
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 19% of all patients

21 24
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

23 125
LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

23 49
SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

25 101
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

26 30
PROVENTIL HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

27 238
SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 27 26
NITROSTAT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

29 257
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 29 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

31 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 32 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 33
TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

34 181
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 34 126
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 June 16, 2015.
  • 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.