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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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4,139Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 245 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$708K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

344 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 238 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

13% of this provider’s 344 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 344 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$171 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$430K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$708K

2016

Number of Claims

3,157

2014

3,781

2015

4,139

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
CALCITRIOL 468

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

112

patients, 33% of all patients

1 186
PREDNISONE 204

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

2 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

3 12
FUROSEMIDE 180

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
FAMOTIDINE* 173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

5 57
SIMVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
CLONIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

8 46
CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

9 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

10 79
LISINOPRIL 105

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

11 2
SENSIPAR 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

12 219
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

A 13 102
OMEPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

14 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

15 3
VALGANCICLOVIR HCL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 7% of all patients

16 329
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

17 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
NIFEDICAL XL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

19 378
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 20 44
TACROLIMUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 21 274
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 31
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 Dec. 5, 2012.
  • 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.