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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,083Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 435 out of 1137

$412K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 343 out of 1137

310 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

5% of this provider’s 310 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 310 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

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 397 335 77 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176 90 39 S3 2 1
LISINOPRIL 169 138 44 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 153 101 36 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 146 128 29 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 129 96 36 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 126 100 32 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 112 97 26 8 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 87 27 9 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 82 30 10 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95 90* 21 11 30
NEXIUM 92 64 16 12 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 72 52 13 27
CYMBALTA 87 59 17 14 36
TRAZODONE HCL 84 69 22 15 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82 77* 18 16 10
ALPRAZOLAM 81 51 17 B 17 16
DIOVAN 76 76 11 18 56
PREDNISONE 75 53 55 19 49
GABAPENTIN 72 49 17 20 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 54 13 R 21 75
TRAMADOL HCL 68 38 18 22 14
CARVEDILOL 64 59* 11 23 22
MELOXICAM 63 58* 20 24 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 56* 12 25 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 40 17 26 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 57 44 11 27 21
FENOFIBRATE* 56 <11 <11 28 94
ALLOPURINOL 53 <11 <11 29 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 40 11 29 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 <11 <11 31 24
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 Aug. 26, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.