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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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6,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 172 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$514K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 164 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

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

9% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 340 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 340 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$532K

2014

$561K

2015

$514K

2016

Number of Claims

7,434

2014

7,195

2015

6,915

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 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

3 10
LISINOPRIL 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

O 5 6
CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

6 19
FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

8 80
OMEPRAZOLE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

9 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

10 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

11 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

14 81
GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

15 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

16 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

16 59
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

20 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

21 4
ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 12
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 16
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 41
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

28 52
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

A 29 60
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

A 32 85
DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 33 182
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 46
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

33 125
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 Sept. 17, 2015.
  • 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.