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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 398

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 398

646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

11% of this provider’s 646 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 646 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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 753 435 124 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 705 477 101 2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 526 341 146 S3 3 2
LISINOPRIL 468 282 88 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 416 193 74 5 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 409 285 57 6 20
NAMENDA 388 301 34 7 29
SIMVASTATIN 369 273 49 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 333 236 53 9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269 174 52 10 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 253 132 35 11 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250 195 49 12 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238 178 37 13 12
TRAMADOL HCL 225 124 60 14 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 224 117 26 15 129
GABAPENTIN 224 134 43 15 11
LORAZEPAM 218 123 51 B 17 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 218 117 46 17 19
DILTIAZEM HCL 216 170 31 19 184
FENOFIBRATE* 214 120 29 20 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 208 92 22 A 21 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206 175 40 22 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 203 117 37 23 69
PREDNISONE 193 115 118 24 43
MELOXICAM 191 99 32 25 24
RISPERIDONE 191 54 20 A 25 89
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179 100 30 27 14
NYSTATIN 174 95 49 28 155
ALPRAZOLAM 171 46 36 B 29 23
CLOPIDOGREL 171 144 28 29 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 166 125 22 31 30
LEVOFLOXACIN 161 119 97 32 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158 90 21 33 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 124 33 34 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156 134 35 35 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 141 126 18 36 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 137 38 15 37 46
SERTRALINE HCL 131 53 17 38 26
CLONAZEPAM 128 26 20 B 39 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 124 105 19 40 115
CARVEDILOL 121 68 22 41 21
OLANZAPINE 121 50 17 A 41 126
CEFDINIR 119 81 94 43 171
KLOR-CON M20 118 54 20 44 102
NEXIUM 118 88 14 44 33
ALLOPURINOL 116 85 23 46 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 92 22 46 17
FENTANYL 115 81 24 S2 48 82
RANITIDINE HCL 113 79 16 49 50
CLONIDINE HCL 112 59 20 50 44
CARBAMAZEPINE 112 <11 <11 50 249
OXYCODONE HCL 111 15 15 S2 52 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109 80 23 53 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107 38 29 R 54 52
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 107 <11 <11 54 280
CARISOPRODOL 103 <11 20 R 56 75
TRAZODONE HCL 102 40 20 57 37
CYMBALTA 102 24 15 57 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 101 <11 <11 59 174
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 99 43 15 60 114
PROPRANOLOL HCL 99 62 12 60 110
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 97 26 13 S2 62 79
ABILIFY 97 26 12 A 62 120
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 96 35 13 64 135
FENOFIBRATE* 95 39 13 65 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 72 21 66 48
ATENOLOL 90 65 19 67 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 36 24 68 27
PROMETHAZINE HCL 86 22 53 R 69 90
AZITHROMYCIN 85 43 73 70 56
LOPERAMIDE 84 17 47 71 192
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 84 <11 <11 71 57
NAPROXEN 81 43 32 73 99
CLOZAPINE 78 <11 <11 A 74 147
FAMOTIDINE* 76 63 19 75 84
TOPIRAMATE 76 20 12 75 127
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 69* 12 77 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 <11 <11 78 97
LYRICA 73 40 16 78 53
PHENYTOIN 72 <11 <11 80 266
MIRTAZAPINE 70 28 11 81 66
LEVETIRACETAM 69 <11 <11 82 116
MECLIZINE HCL 68 <11 <11 83 186
PHENOBARBITAL 66 <11 <11 R 84 342
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 38 52 85 61
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 32 18 S2 85 85
ENULOSE 65 <11 <11 85 241
PAROXETINE HCL 64 19 12 88 58
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 64 <11 <11 R 88 172
MORPHINE SULFATE 62 <11 <11 S2 90 156
LAMOTRIGINE 62 <11 <11 90 134
DIAZEPAM 61 25 13 B 92 81
LANTUS 60 <11 <11 93 63
OXYCONTIN 60 26 12 S2 93 112
IBUPROFEN 60 38 28 93 87
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 59 <11 <11 96 208
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 40 12 96 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 <11 <11 98 192
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58 <11 <11 R 98 91
LOVASTATIN 57 <11 <11 100 45
SPIRIVA 56 38 14 101 71
KETOCONAZOLE 55 <11 <11 102 279
LITHIUM CARBONATE 54 <11 <11 103 233
DETROL LA 52 <11 <11 104 162
LATUDA 52 <11 <11 A 104 261
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 June 12, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.