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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,579Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

639 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

3% of this provider’s 429 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

36% of this provider’s 639 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

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

19,827

2014

18,548

2015

21,579

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
LISINOPRIL 820

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

166

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 735

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 645

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

145

patients, 23% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
FUROSEMIDE 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

7 11
GABAPENTIN 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

9 32
METFORMIN HCL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
CARVEDILOL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
RISPERIDONE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 13 93
MELOXICAM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

14 21
LEVETIRACETAM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

15 99
LACTULOSE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 151
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

17 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

18 105
SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

20 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

22 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

23 161
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

24 22
ALLOPURINOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

25 24
CLOPIDOGREL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

27 19
TRAZODONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

28 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

29 12
CLONIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 46
OLANZAPINE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 121
LAMOTRIGINE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 32 113
CITALOPRAM HBR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 25
RANITIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

35 37
TOPIRAMATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 169
DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

38 35
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

39 83
OXCARBAZEPINE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 229
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 44
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 226
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

44 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

45 70
SYNTHROID 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 103
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

48 47
PROAIR HFA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

49 51
PAROXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 63
MEMANTINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 51 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 14
PINDOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 53 237
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

54 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 55 94
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 188
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

57 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 27
HALOPERIDOL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 220
JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 65
MUPIROCIN* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

63 250
XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 75
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

65 59
CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 130
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 73
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

68 254
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A 68 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

70 120
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 172
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A 71 60
SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

73 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 42
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

75 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 79
RALOXIFENE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 77 153
ARIPIPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 144
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

79 142
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 79 124
IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

81 74
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 137
CARBAMAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 82 224
MEGESTROL ACETATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 84 203
NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 85 106
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 28
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 90
STRATTERA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 88 368
NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

89 110
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 90 135
BUPROPION HCL SR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 90 140
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 92 76
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 92 381
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 94 179
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 94 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 94 123
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

97 145
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 392
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 99 92
NUEDEXTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 99 132
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 98
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 101 89
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

103 53
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 103 84
SEROQUEL XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 261
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 105 210
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

105 311
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

108 159
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 19, 2017.
  • 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.