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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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7,899Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 143 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$631K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 125 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

303 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
0% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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

This information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 303 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 303 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

26 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

$627K

2014

$659K

2015

$631K

2016

Number of Claims

7,214

2014

7,635

2015

7,899

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 365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

70

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

80

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
CRESTOR 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

5 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

6 17
TORSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

7 118
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

8 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

9 25
SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
ZETIA 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

11 115
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

12 80
MELOXICAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

13 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

14 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 6
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

15 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

17 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
GABAPENTIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

20 8
ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

21 90
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

A 22 60
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

23 125
RAMIPRIL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 180
FUROSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

27 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

28 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 34
SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 55
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 30 19
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 32 35
RALOXIFENE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 32 153
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

A 35 77
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 36 75
CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

36 150
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

36 61
METFORMIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

39 9
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 40 101
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

41 41
BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 139
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 41 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 44 12
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 283
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 44 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 47 13
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 48 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

49 27
BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

49 211
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 13, 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.