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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,784Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

879 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

13% of this provider’s 638 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

41% of this provider’s 879 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 879 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.56M

2014

$1.73M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

26,504

2014

27,924

2015

29,784

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 1,092

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 887

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

195

patients, 22% of all patients

O 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 837

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

151

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 686

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

6 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

7 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
MELOXICAM 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

10 21
GABAPENTIN 433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

13 34
METFORMIN HCL 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
RISPERIDONE 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 15 93
ALPRAZOLAM 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

16 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

17 105
TRAMADOL HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

O 18 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

19 4
LORAZEPAM 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

20 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
MIRTAZAPINE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

23 53
NAMENDA XR 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

24 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

25 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

O 26 40
SIMVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

26 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

28 15
CLOPIDOGREL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

29 19
MEMANTINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

30 54
OLANZAPINE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 121
PREDNISONE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

32 38
SERTRALINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 17
NYSTATIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

35 143
FLUOXETINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
TRAZODONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

38 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

39 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

39 14
DILTIAZEM HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

41 212
DULOXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 35
CLONAZEPAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 43
CEFDINIR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

137

patients, 16% of all patients

A 44 157
FAMOTIDINE* 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

45 57
LEVETIRACETAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 99
PAROXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

47 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

48 70
CARVEDILOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

49 18
FENOFIBRATE* 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 135
PROMETHAZINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

51 120
FENTANYL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 52 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 103
BUSPIRONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

56 24
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

57 145
ALLOPURINOL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 85
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

60 29
DIAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 179
GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

62 39
OXYCODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 64 45
LYRICA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 28
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

A 65 200
IBUPROFEN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

68 74
PROPRANOLOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 162
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

70 13
MORPHINE SULFATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 71 148
LANTUS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 89
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 59
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 74 161
NUEDEXTA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 132
RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 48
XARELTO 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

78 98
CARBAMAZEPINE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 79 224
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A 80 114
CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

81 46
ARIPIPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 82 144
NOVOLOG 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

83 122
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 84 169
CLOZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 156
HUMALOG 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 175
TOPIRAMATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 87 119
TEMAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 69
NAPROXEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

88 110
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 90 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 123
GENERLAC 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 278
LAMOTRIGINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 113
ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 82
NEXIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 106
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 96 210
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 96
OXYCONTIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 100 116
LOPERAMIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

100 199
PHENOBARBITAL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 102 347
AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A 103 60
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

104 95
MEGESTROL ACETATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 105 203
LEVEMIR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 138
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 107 360
CARISOPRODOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

108 165
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

108 51
SANTYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

110 222
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 64
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 110 177
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

113 124
NYSTOP 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

113 306
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 113 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

116 73
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 187
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 116 97
PHENYTOIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 119 378
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 120 381
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

120 191
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 122 91
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 122 100
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 191
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

124 79
NYAMYC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

126 292
DUTASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 126 249
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 128 188
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 128 104
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 128 128
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 131 172
HALOPERIDOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 131 220
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 131 67
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 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.
  • 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.