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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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10,420Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$395K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 208 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

51% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$484K

2014

$586K

2015

$395K

2016

Number of Claims

10,397

2014

9,586

2015

10,420

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
FUROSEMIDE 565

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

2 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

4 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

5 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

O 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

8 12
OMEPRAZOLE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
ROPINIROLE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

11 82
LISINOPRIL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 2
METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

14 23
CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

16 25
MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

17 21
FAMOTIDINE* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 17 57
SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

17 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 20 32
NYSTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

21 143
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

22 13
CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

23 19
FENTANYL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 23 68
MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 53
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 26 282
WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
CEFUROXIME 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

A 28 160
JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 62
LEVETIRACETAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 29 99
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 28
ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
MEMANTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 33 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 34 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 35 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 36 15
VESICARE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 37 168
LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

A 38 85
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 39 96
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 16
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 41 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

42 22
NOVOLOG 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 42 122
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 44 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 40
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

46 38
SIMVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

48 70
LEVEMIR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 49 138
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 195
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 65
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 52 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 53 81
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 60
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 98
VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 56 152
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 56 67
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 March 9, 2015.
  • 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.