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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,306Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

2% of this provider’s 666 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

37% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

15,623

2014

14,891

2015

15,306

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 762

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

153

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

3 17
SIMVASTATIN 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
CARVEDILOL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

7 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

8 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

9 13
OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

11 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 6
FUROSEMIDE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
CLOPIDOGREL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
VALSARTAN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

15 61
FAMOTIDINE* 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

16 57
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

18 33
TRAMADOL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 16
CRESTOR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

20 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

21 14
SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
IRBESARTAN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 107
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

A 26 85
ELIQUIS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 90
FINASTERIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 67
ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

A 32 77
MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

33 21
PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

34 38
FENOFIBRATE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 135
METFORMIN HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 47
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

39 125
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 29
ESTRADIOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 112
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 12
NAPROXEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 110
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 60
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 81
SYNTHROID 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 55
BYSTOLIC 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 139
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 42
FLUCONAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

52 159
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 59
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 35
PREMARIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 189
NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 72
BUPROPION XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 133
METFORMIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 80
RAMIPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 180
VERAPAMIL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 136
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 25
TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 65 69
XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 75
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 62
VESICARE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 168
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 91
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 71 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 92
RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 305
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 79
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 95
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 April 20, 2008.
  • 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.