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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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10,073Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$834K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

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

38% 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

47% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$920K

2014

$855K

2015

$834K

2016

Number of Claims

11,263

2014

10,462

2015

10,073

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 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

79

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
TRAMADOL HCL 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

O 2 16
OMEPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 6
GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

64

patients, 21% of all patients

7 11
LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

9 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

10 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

11 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

12 15
CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

13 19
METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

14 9
FUROSEMIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

15 7
TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

16 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

17 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

18 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

19 23
CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

20 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

21 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

22 28
AMOXICILLIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

A 23 185
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

24 14
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

25 21
LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 49
SIMVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

27 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

28 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

29 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 40
LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

29 41
DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

32 35
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

33 137
PROMETHAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

34 120
MECLIZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 171
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 71
ZALEPLON 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

37 334
CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

38 25
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

39 67
ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

40 20
CELECOXIB 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

41 78
OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 41 45
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

A 43 60
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

44 87
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

45 109
BUTRANS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 45 368
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 47 54
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

48 43
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

49 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

50 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

51 82
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

A 52 102
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.