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GEORGE STRICKLAND M.D.

602 SW 38TH ST JIM TALIAFERRO COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

Lawton | Oklahoma | 73505

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,441Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$629K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
273 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$824K

2014

$709K

2015

$629K

2016

Number of Claims

4,937

2014

4,902

2015

4,441

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
TRAZODONE HCL 364

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

81

patients, 30% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 281

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

59

patients, 22% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 249

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 181

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

P
BUPROPION HCL SR 178

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 9% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 9% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 10% of all patients

INVEGA SUSTENNA 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERDAL CONSTA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P
DOXEPIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

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 March 25, 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.
  • 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.