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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,124Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

1,091 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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 707 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

36% of this provider’s 1,091 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 1,091 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

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$1.76M

2014

$1.63M

2015

$1.88M

2016

Number of Claims

19,418

2014

18,498

2015

22,124

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 1,308

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

303

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 6
GABAPENTIN 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

204

patients, 19% of all patients

2 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

168

patients, 15% of all patients

3 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

146

patients, 13% of all patients

4 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

162

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
CLONAZEPAM 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

143

patients, 13% of all patients

8 43
LISINOPRIL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

9 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
CLOPIDOGREL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

11 19
FUROSEMIDE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

12 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

13 3
TRAMADOL HCL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

O 14 16
DULOXETINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

15 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
ALPRAZOLAM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
JANUVIA 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

18 62
TRAZODONE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

19 30
ATENOLOL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
VOLTAREN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

21 152
CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

23 12
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

165

patients, 15% of all patients

A 24 114
VICTOZA 3-PAK 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

25 178
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

26 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

26 91
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

28 4
LAMOTRIGINE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

29 113
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

31 17
MIRTAZAPINE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

32 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 65
GLIPIZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

35 39
MELOXICAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

36 21
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

37 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

38 76
TEMAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

39 69
ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
CLONIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

41 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

43 33
TOPIRAMATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

44 119
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

45 13
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

46 26
RANEXA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

47 267
TORSEMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

48 118
NEXIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

48 106
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

A 48 244
VENTOLIN HFA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

51 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

52 64
BACLOFEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

53 97
ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

53 73
TIZANIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

53 56
TANZEUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

10 56 316
LEVETIRACETAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

58 42
PROAIR HFA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

58 51
CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

60 52
CLONIDINE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

61 318
BUMETANIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 322
XARELTO 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 75
SYMBICORT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

64 100
CEFUROXIME 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 160
FLUCONAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

66 159
RISPERIDONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 66 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 3% of all patients

68 98
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 146
INVOKANA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

69 141
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 92
SUCRALFATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

72 117
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 22
SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

74 10
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

75 82
ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

75 164
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

77 265
LABETALOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

77 206
NITROSTAT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

77 257
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

80 95
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

80 89
BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

80 139
RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

83 48
DEXILANT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 83 182
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 81
SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

86 55
MUPIROCIN* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

86 250
LACTULOSE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

86 151
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

90 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

91 32
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

93 70
PRIMIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 246
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

94 34
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 155
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

97 143
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

97 47
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

99 101
OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 99 45
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 Sept. 24, 2014.
  • 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.