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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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20,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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 793 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

32% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

21,110

2014

21,073

2015

20,964

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 829

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

149

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

3 10
OMEPRAZOLE 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
LISINOPRIL 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

8 12
MELOXICAM 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

9 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

11 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

12 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
IRBESARTAN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

14 107
LOVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

15 50
GABAPENTIN 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

16 8
CLONIDINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

17 46
FUROSEMIDE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

18 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
TRAMADOL HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

21 23
ALLOPURINOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
ATENOLOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

22 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

24 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

26 195
CLOPIDOGREL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
PAROXETINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

28 63
CARVEDILOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

30 94
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

31 36
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 44
ELIQUIS 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 90
VALSARTAN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

35 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
JANUVIA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 62
RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
FENOFIBRATE* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

41 135
PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

41 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

44 24
TEMAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
LEVOFLOXACIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

A 45 85
FINASTERIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 67
SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 26
IBUPROFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 74
VESICARE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 168
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 17
NABUMETONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

52 182
GLIMEPIRIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 37
LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 108
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 73
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 281
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 146
TERAZOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 111
TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 80
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 137
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 128
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

66 52
GEMFIBROZIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 126
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 66
CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

A 69 130
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

70 33
COLESTIPOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 228
DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 95
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

74 51
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 35
BENICAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 211
CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 78
BENICAR HCT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 296
CARTIA XT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 150
TELMISARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 79 355
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 64
FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 59
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 39
NIFEDIPINE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 85 154
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 86 89
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 87 106
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 79
VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 136
PRAZOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 90 286
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 90 91
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 92 101
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 Aug. 28, 2012.
  • 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.