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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,813Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 313 out of 1137

$493K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 258 out of 1137

252 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 252 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291 219 52 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225 170 46 S3 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 215 185 46 3 5
MELOXICAM 200 163 43 4 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196 175 37 5 10
SIMVASTATIN 193 158 39 6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 191 152 41 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 180 129 37 8 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 172 112 34 9 58
LISINOPRIL 163 122 30 10 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 128 26 11 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 97 26 12 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130 93 26 13 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 128 106 31 14 7
NEXIUM 125 81 16 15 32
TRAMADOL HCL 117 77 23 16 14
CARVEDILOL 112 107* 20 17 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97 81 18 18 9
SYNTHROID 95 72 22 19 60
BUSPIRONE HCL 88 <11 <11 20 102
GABAPENTIN 87 51 21 21 11
SUCRALFATE 84 72 18 22 129
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 78* 16 23 52
JANUVIA 81 54 13 24 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80 67 17 25 13
PREDNISONE 78 64 48 26 49
ATENOLOL 78 60 15 26 26
CYMBALTA 77 45 14 28 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76 51 22 R 29 43
VESICARE 74 62 12 30 183
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73 34 20 R 31 75
CLOPIDOGREL 69 64* 12 32 19
NABUMETONE 61 42 17 33 163
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 <11 <11 33 70
LANTUS 61 <11 <11 33 61
ALPRAZOLAM 60 <11 <11 B 36 16
LOVASTATIN 59 23 13 37 47
CEFUROXIME 58 53* 47 38 145
SERTRALINE HCL 57 38 11 39 28
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. 9, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.