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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1137

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1137

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

7% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,303 1,080 174 1 5
LISINOPRIL 974 698 169 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 934 576 153 S3 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 887 683 130 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 869 576 146 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 797 587 131 6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 790 572 129 7 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 737 526 123 8 13
GABAPENTIN 676 415 121 9 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 609 448 101 10 12
METFORMIN HCL 569 377 87 11 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 559 477 79 12 7
TRAMADOL HCL 513 345 106 13 14
TRAZODONE HCL 507 300 85 14 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 493 376 92 15 18
MELOXICAM 427 311 80 16 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 421 314 61 17 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 372 289 59 18 9
NAMENDA 367 292 34 19 25
RANITIDINE HCL 342 253 67 20 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 334 233 36 21 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 333 298 49 22 31
CLOPIDOGREL 317 250 53 23 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 315 164 64 24 20
LYRICA 300 168 39 25 53
NEXIUM 256 153 39 26 32
CARVEDILOL 255 196 50 27 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 251 192 43 28 118
TAMSULOSIN HCL 241 170 41 29 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 235 115 44 30 41
GLIPIZIDE 228 189 34 31 57
PROAIR HFA 223 130 70 32 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220 143 36 33 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 211 130 133 34 79
SERTRALINE HCL 206 109 31 35 28
LORAZEPAM 196 161 47 B 36 40
KLOR-CON M10 192 176 35 37 133
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 191 89 26 38 52
ALPRAZOLAM 181 123 34 B 39 16
MIRTAZAPINE 181 149 31 39 54
CYMBALTA 174 98 27 41 36
SPIRIVA 172 126 28 42 55
PAROXETINE HCL 172 138 23 42 59
ATENOLOL 168 118 26 44 26
LEVEMIR 165 118 25 45 116
NOVOLOG 164 107 30 46 108
TIZANIDINE HCL 160 85 39 47 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 158 109 27 48 89
FENOFIBRATE* 157 78 21 49 94
DIOVAN 157 137 15 49 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151 114 33 51 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 151 66 38 R 51 43
CLONIDINE HCL 147 106 22 53 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 145 69 20 R 54 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 143 67 49 R 55 86
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138 70 24 A 56 65
SYMBICORT 135 87 31 57 160
MEGESTROL ACETATE 134 117 40 R 58 127
LANTUS 133 86 26 59 61
CLONAZEPAM 132 117 22 B 60 50
DIGOXIN 132 110 21 60 114
GLYBURIDE 127 94 18 R 62 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 126 85 76 63 62
RISPERIDONE 124 55 15 A 64 71
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 123 52 17 65 140
LOVASTATIN 122 66 19 66 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 95 27 67 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121 102 24 67 81
CEPHALEXIN 120 77 81 69 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119 114* 18 70 42
NITROSTAT 119 83 43 70 209
SPIRONOLACTONE 117 94 20 72 83
FENTANYL 117 83 23 S2 72 76
AZITHROMYCIN 117 91 92 72 44
GEMFIBROZIL 117 82 18 72 107
ZETIA 117 66 12 72 100
NAPROXEN 113 51 19 77 93
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 113 71 19 77 168
DOXEPIN HCL 108 73 23 79 208
LEVETIRACETAM 105 61 15 80 113
LACTULOSE 104 70 21 81 161
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104 87 36 81 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101 83 16 83 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 100 77 17 R 84 90
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 97 68 17 B 85 280
PREDNISONE 96 73 30 86 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 80 17 87 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95 66 20 87 29
CRESTOR 93 67 16 89 39
SUCRALFATE 91 33 17 90 129
LEVOFLOXACIN 90 66 57 91 87
METOLAZONE 86 50 17 92 162
TERAZOSIN HCL 86 81* 15 92 136
FAMOTIDINE* 86 81* 16 92 77
ABILIFY 86 <11 <11 A 92 98
VESICARE 79 <11 <11 96 183
GLIPIZIDE ER 75 <11 <11 97 104
CEFADROXIL 75 63 52 97 338
CELEBREX 75 59 14 97 82
DICYCLOMINE HCL 75 38 14 97 205
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73 <11 <11 101 92
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 47 11 101 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 72 <11 <11 103 58
DETROL LA 72 <11 <11 103 135
MECLIZINE HCL 70 65* 17 105 173
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 70 43 13 105 131
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 49 31 107 27
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 <11 <11 107 139
KLOR-CON 8 68 <11 <11 109 124
EVISTA 67 <11 <11 110 148
NOVOLIN R 66 40 15 111 144
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 <11 <11 111 64
AMIODARONE HCL 66 55 14 111 149
LAMOTRIGINE 66 <11 <11 111 159
LOVAZA 65 49 12 115 179
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 48 41 115 137
DILTIAZEM ER 65 <11 <11 115 164
OLANZAPINE 64 <11 <11 A 118 111
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 64 <11 <11 118 170
PREMARIN 63 <11 <11 R 120 106
NYSTATIN 62 42 41 121 126
SYNTHROID 60 <11 <11 122 60
LOPERAMIDE 60 43 34 122 172
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 31 19 R 122 146
METHOCARBAMOL 60 21 18 R 122 167
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57 42 44 126 96
IBUPROFEN 56 34 22 127 74
BACLOFEN 56 <11 <11 127 109
MUPIROCIN* 55 38 30 129 165
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 <11 <11 130 119
ALLOPURINOL 54 38 15 130 37
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 33 28 132 151
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 <11 <11 133 130
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 <11 <11 133 102
AMOXICILLIN 51 32 34 135 134
EXELON 50 <11 <11 136 122
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 June 3, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.