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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,823Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 91 out of 1137

$834K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 1137

316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

6% of this provider’s 316 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 316 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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 485 425 79 1 3
LISINOPRIL 474 360 79 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 444 372 69 3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 394 248 64 S3 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 388 354 75 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 346 282 54 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 343 279 55 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292 247 51 8 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251 208 47 9 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 205 167 69 10 27
TRAMADOL HCL 198 170 41 11 14
GABAPENTIN 188 149 26 12 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 124 39 13 9
LYRICA 175 147 18 14 53
NAMENDA 173 173 16 15 25
CRESTOR 172 157 20 16 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 136 25 17 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 118 29 18 12
CARVEDILOL 148 105 25 19 22
ALPRAZOLAM 147 91 21 B 20 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145 140* 21 21 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 142 126 17 22 70
CYMBALTA 138 113 18 23 36
SERTRALINE HCL 135 110 30 24 28
CLOPIDOGREL 134 89 21 25 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 133 118 24 26 31
NEXIUM 132 70 22 27 32
MIRTAZAPINE 126 121* 21 28 54
MELOXICAM 125 100 24 29 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 125 109 14 29 21
ALLOPURINOL 122 78 21 31 37
PROAIR HFA 118 56 47 32 33
SPIRIVA 115 67 21 33 55
CLONAZEPAM 115 70 17 B 33 50
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 93 16 35 101
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113 99 18 36 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109 88 22 37 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108 103* 15 38 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101 76 70 39 62
JANUVIA 94 94 12 40 73
PAROXETINE HCL 93 59 13 41 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 85* 12 42 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 69 19 42 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 79* 13 44 24
PREDNISONE 79 74* 43 45 49
RANITIDINE HCL 78 54 11 46 34
CLONIDINE HCL 74 60 19 47 45
GLIPIZIDE 72 58 12 48 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 <11 <11 49 81
PREMARIN 66 <11 <11 R 50 106
ZETIA 65 <11 <11 51 100
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 52 45 52 87
CELEBREX 63 <11 <11 53 82
TRAZODONE HCL 63 52 12 53 35
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63 42 55 53 96
SUCRALFATE 62 48 14 56 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 32 18 R 57 43
VESICARE 59 <11 <11 58 183
AZITHROMYCIN 59 45 50 58 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 38 41 58 79
DETROL LA 58 <11 <11 61 135
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56 51* 13 62 29
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 36 15 R 63 146
DIAZEPAM 53 30 11 B 63 63
ATENOLOL 53 <11 <11 63 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52 <11 <11 66 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 <11 <11 67 52
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 Nov. 12, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.