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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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15,705Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

519 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

4% of this provider’s 494 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

40% of this provider’s 519 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 519 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$89 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

$1.54M

2014

$1.5M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

17,437

2014

16,899

2015

15,705

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 903

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

844

prescriptions.

167

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 629

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

146

patients, 28% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

4 11
CELECOXIB 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

4 78
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

O 6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

7 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

8 17
SIMVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
LYRICA 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

10 49
LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

11 2
CARVEDILOL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
TRAMADOL HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

O 13 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

14 12
ALPRAZOLAM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

16 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

17 4
CLOPIDOGREL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

18 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

19 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

20 58
MELOXICAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

21 21
GABAPENTIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

21 8
DEXILANT 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

23 182
ALLOPURINOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

24 31
METFORMIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 27
PRISTIQ 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 214
MEMANTINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

29 22
DULOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

31 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

32 70
LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 34
AZITHROMYCIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

A 35 60
NEXIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 106
JANUVIA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

37 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

38 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

39 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

40 15
LANTUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 89
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 40
NOVOLOG 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 122
GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 39
XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

46 33
VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 61
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 96
FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 57
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 29
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 52 43
LANSOPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 173
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

54 100
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 115
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 92
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 82
DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 95
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 93
METHOTREXATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 60 163
AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

62 155
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 56
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 109
IRBESARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 65 107
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 64
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A 68 130
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 142
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 51
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 68 26
HUMALOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 68 175
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 38
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 74 179
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 74 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 44
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 Nov. 22, 2017.
  • 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.