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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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16,830Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$895K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

714 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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 639 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

22% of this provider’s 714 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 714 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$852K

2014

$935K

2015

$895K

2016

Number of Claims

15,233

2014

17,556

2015

16,830

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 997

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

937

prescriptions.

183

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

7 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

8 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
ATENOLOL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

11 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
METFORMIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
FUROSEMIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
TRAMADOL HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
SERTRALINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

22 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
ALLOPURINOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
DULOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 35
CARVEDILOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 59
BUPROPION HCL SR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 140
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 44
ALPRAZOLAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

32 20
MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 37
CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 19
PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 51
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 53
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

40 87
PROMETHAZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 120
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 130
VERAPAMIL ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 136
LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 49
TERAZOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 111
DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 86
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 28
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 50
SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 55
FLUCONAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

51 159
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 73
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 96
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 43
XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 56 75
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O 58 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 60 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 61 65
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 57
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 32
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 66 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 66 91
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 68 78
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 162
LANSOPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 68 173
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 Oct. 29, 2007.
  • 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.