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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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22,013Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

22% of this provider’s 183 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

25% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$95 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$2.31M

2014

$2.04M

2015

$2.09M

2016

Number of Claims

23,079

2014

21,610

2015

22,013

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
CLONAZEPAM 807

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

128

patients, 26% of all patients

1 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 742

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

109

patients, 22% of all patients

O 2 6
GABAPENTIN 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

99

patients, 20% of all patients

3 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

P 4 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

5 32
LISINOPRIL 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
FUROSEMIDE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

11 25
OLANZAPINE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 121
ALPRAZOLAM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

13 20
TRAZODONE HCL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

14 30
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 42

patients, 9% of all patients

15 161
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

16 76
RISPERIDONE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

P 17 93
SIMVASTATIN 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

18 10
MIRTAZAPINE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

19 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

20 33
DULOXETINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

21 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

22 4
METFORMIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

23 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 40
LATUDA 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 193
TRAMADOL HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

O 26 16
LAMOTRIGINE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 6% of all patients

27 113
FLUOXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

28 42
DIAZEPAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 86
INVEGA SUSTENNA 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P 30 258
DONEPEZIL HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 82
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

33 12
LEVETIRACETAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 99
FAMOTIDINE* 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 57
ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 29
OXYCODONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 45
TIZANIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

38 56
SUCRALFATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 117
NEXIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 106
MEMANTINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 54
SERTRALINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

42 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 169
BUPROPION HCL SR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

44 140
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

45 3
TOPIRAMATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 119
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 105
PAROXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 63
ARIPIPRAZOLE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 6% of all patients

P 50 144
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

51 70
CLOZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 52 156
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

53 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

54 14
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

55 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 27
NAMENDA XR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 56 72
LYRICA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

58 49
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 59 188
HALOPERIDOL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 60 220
LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

61 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 36
PROAIR HFA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

63 51
CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

63 46
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

65 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

66 162
DEXILANT 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 67 182
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 68 230
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

69 13
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 70 123
OXCARBAZEPINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 70 229
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 89
LITHIUM CARBONATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 73 215
ABILIFY MAINTENA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 74 342
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

74 22
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 5% of all patients

77 94
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 78 62
SEROQUEL XR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 261
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

A 80 102
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

81 38
LACTULOSE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 82 151
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 82 66
GEMFIBROZIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 84 126
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 85 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

85 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 87 91
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 88 191
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 89 23
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 89 31
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 91 292
NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 92 122
VICTOZA 3-PAK 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 92 178
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 255
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 92 95
NUEDEXTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 96 132
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

96 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 98 399
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 15
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 July 24, 2009.
  • 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.