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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 130

$271K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 130

240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Oregon
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 240 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,979 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Oregon
SIMVASTATIN 370 323 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 325 213 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 223 206 3 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194 159 4 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 191 179 5 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189 165 6 13
FUROSEMIDE 174 138 7 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 173 153 8 4
LISINOPRIL 169 120 9 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124 68 S3 10 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 109 11 33
ATENOLOL 105 93 12 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 80 13 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93 80 14 46
PREDNISONE 88 83 15 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 68 16 20
FENOFIBRATE 78 54 17 102
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78 78 17 102
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76 76 19 81
LOVASTATIN 70 58 20 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70 57 20 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 59 20 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 69 68 23 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 65 24 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64 40 25 19
GLYBURIDE 63 55 R 26 115
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 44 26 48
RANITIDINE HCL 59 45 28 41
GABAPENTIN 57 29 29 10
METFORMIN HCL 55 47 30 8
SINGULAIR 52 31 31 92
CRESTOR 52 29 31 56
DIGOXIN 51 51 33 38
JANUVIA 51 51 33 70
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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. 8, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.