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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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10,636Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

2% of this provider’s 555 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

23% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 566 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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$674K

2014

$691K

2015

$700K

2016

Number of Claims

9,513

2014

10,273

2015

10,636

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 530

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

4 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
ATENOLOL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

6 29
MELOXICAM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

7 21
ALPRAZOLAM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

8 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
OMEPRAZOLE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

11 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

12 23
METFORMIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
LOVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 50
IRBESARTAN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

15 107
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

16 81
SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

17 26
TRAMADOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 18 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
VALSARTAN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 61
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 6
CELECOXIB 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 78
DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

24 35
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
INVOKANA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 141
GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

30 33
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 19
CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 44
SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 37 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 15
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 80
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 281
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 103
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 123
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 49 54
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 51 41
ONGLYZA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 52 166
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 53 43
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 74
ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 112
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 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.
  • 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.