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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,913Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 130 out of 1137

$503K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 241 out of 1137

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% 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

3% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LISINOPRIL 454 391 86 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 438 395 88 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 413 342 63 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 390 308 116 S3 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 379 333 77 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 346 282 59 6 6
ETODOLAC 320 220 91 7 152
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320 281 43 7 7
CLOPIDOGREL 248 220 46 9 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233 182 36 10 23
METFORMIN HCL 228 192 41 11 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226 179 47 12 10
TRAZODONE HCL 190 104 41 13 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 189 184* 25 14 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 185 134 130 15 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 160 27 16 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179 156 29 17 13
GLIPIZIDE 176 145 31 18 57
NEXIUM 167 129 28 19 32
MELOXICAM 163 133 48 20 17
TRAMADOL HCL 158 120 67 21 14
GABAPENTIN 150 123 28 22 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148 129 35 23 9
NABUMETONE 130 91 32 24 163
CITALOPRAM HBR 124 71 18 25 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121 116* 23 26 30
CARVEDILOL 120 105 19 27 22
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 118 87 85 28 79
ATENOLOL 116 88 24 29 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 115 65 44 R 30 43
ALPRAZOLAM 112 77 26 B 31 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL 109 60 20 32 185
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 101 70 82 33 96
PROAIR HFA 98 62 39 34 33
LANTUS 98 50 17 34 61
GLYBURIDE 97 92* 17 R 36 80
DIGOXIN 95 78 22 37 114
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 82* 17 38 31
AZITHROMYCIN 84 64 73 39 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84 79* 14 39 64
PAROXETINE HCL 79 43 13 41 59
JANUVIA 78 73* 11 42 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 68* 15 43 51
ALLOPURINOL 73 68* 12 43 37
FINASTERIDE 72 <11 <11 45 110
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65 <11 <11 46 29
ZETIA 64 <11 <11 47 100
PREMARIN 64 40 12 R 47 106
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 <11 <11 49 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 <11 <11 49 81
CRESTOR 63 51 11 49 39
DIOVAN 57 <11 <11 52 56
SERTRALINE HCL 57 42 14 52 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 50* 14 54 15
MECLIZINE HCL 54 49* 22 55 173
DIGOX 54 49* 14 55 132
CELEBREX 52 40 15 57 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 <11 <11 58 83
LANSOPRAZOLE 50 <11 <11 59 198
FENTANYL 50 <11 <11 S2 59 76
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 April 17, 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.