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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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13,769Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

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

61% 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

6% of this provider’s 342 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

32% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.89M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

17,298

2014

14,432

2015

13,769

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 653

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

104

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

110

patients, 24% of all patients

3 184
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

4 13
FUROSEMIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
LISINOPRIL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

8 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

9 3
ALPRAZOLAM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

10 20
GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 40
OMEPRAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

13 5
ESTRADIOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

14 112
DULOXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

14 35
NAMENDA XR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

16 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
CLONAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 43
SIMVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

18 10
TEMAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 69
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

21 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

22 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

24 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

25 12
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

26 302
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

27 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 28 71
DIAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 86
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

29 11
LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 49
FENTANYL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 O 32 68
SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

34 70
METFORMIN HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

35 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

38 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 120
TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 39 16
CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

41 46
TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
METFORMIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

42 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

44 23
PROGESTERONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

45 328
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

45 38
MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

45 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

48 37
LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A 49 85
SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

50 100
FLUCONAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

51 159
TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

52 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

52 145
BENICAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 54 211
OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 45
AMITIZA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 208
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

56 142
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

58 63
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 52
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

60 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 91
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

63 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 17
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

65 51
ONDANSETRON ODT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 300
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A 67 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

68 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

69 28
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 31
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

71 143
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 12, 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.