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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,423Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1137

$740K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 1137

635 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

3% of this provider’s 635 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 635 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 1,114 735 175 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 666 506 111 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 620 461 101 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 599 487 89 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 480 430 75 5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 469 348 65 6 10
FUROSEMIDE 462 382 82 7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418 374 63 8 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 399 355 61 9 3
GABAPENTIN 368 300 70 10 11
ALPRAZOLAM 317 163 53 B 11 16
CLOPIDOGREL 308 223 45 12 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307 247 60 13 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 307 268 55 13 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256 213 45 15 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 196 42 16 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 235 222 31 16 31
LORAZEPAM 231 208 54 B 18 40
MELOXICAM 225 177 44 19 17
CARVEDILOL 224 173 37 20 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 220 115 38 21 20
NAMENDA 205 200* 17 22 25
METFORMIN HCL 205 151 45 22 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 187 121 34 24 85
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 143 31 25 30
NEXIUM 160 117 30 26 32
ALLOPURINOL 143 126 29 27 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137 132* 32 28 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 117 27 28 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135 107 34 30 46
TRAZODONE HCL 130 85 26 31 35
SERTRALINE HCL 128 79 26 32 28
TRAMADOL HCL 127 92 30 33 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 121* 20 34 29
AZITHROMYCIN 115 81 86 35 44
GLIPIZIDE 114 85 17 36 57
ATENOLOL 111 99 19 37 26
CRESTOR 109 96 19 38 39
DIOVAN 107 102* 13 39 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 107 102* 23 39 21
SPIRIVA 103 80 22 41 55
DIGOXIN 101 101 13 42 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 72 17 43 81
PAROXETINE HCL 91 73 16 44 59
PROAIR HFA 88 46 30 45 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 85 63 32 46 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 58 13 47 51
LEVETIRACETAM 82 <11 <11 48 113
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 27 13 49 48
ZETIA 80 68 13 50 100
NOVOLOG 80 64 15 50 108
FAMOTIDINE* 78 78 13 52 77
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 72* 14 53 91
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 64 11 A 54 65
SYMBICORT 73 68* 13 55 160
MIRTAZAPINE 72 67* 16 56 54
RANEXA 71 <11 <11 57 254
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 47 11 57 138
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 28 12 59 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 <11 <11 60 41
LEVEMIR 68 <11 <11 60 116
FENOFIBRATE* 68 <11 <11 60 94
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 55 17 63 58
CYMBALTA 67 62* 12 63 36
AMIODARONE HCL 66 61* 11 65 149
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65 60* 16 R 66 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 58* 49 67 62
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62 51 16 68 151
TEMAZEPAM 62 <11 <11 B 68 66
METHOCARBAMOL 62 29 16 R 68 167
JANUVIA 61 <11 <11 71 73
RANITIDINE HCL 60 55* 13 72 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 36 12 73 24
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 56 26 12 74 131
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 49* 28 75 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 <11 <11 76 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 <11 <11 76 52
AMOXICILLIN 53 42 42 76 134
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 47* 16 79 102
CLONIDINE HCL 52 <11 <11 79 45
FENOFIBRATE* 51 22 13 81 94
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 46* 40 81 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 <11 <11 81 70
CEPHALEXIN 51 46* 40 81 97
VENTOLIN HFA 50 29 11 85 200
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 <11 <11 85 228
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 Sept. 30, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.