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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,422Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 209

$728K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 209

726 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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 Oklahoma
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 8,976 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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 Oklahoma
CARVEDILOL 697 563 1 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 563 506 2 7
CRESTOR 504 441 3 26
DIGOXIN 445 437 4 39
FUROSEMIDE 413 372 5 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354 316 6 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 340 285 7 15
LISINOPRIL 338 260 8 2
CLOPIDOGREL 323 285 9 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 314 242 10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290 222 11 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 274 251 12 25
ZETIA 261 194 13 45
SIMVASTATIN 253 200 14 5
PLAVIX 238 211 15 50
BYSTOLIC 237 221 16 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198 193 17 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 197 146 18 65
DIOVAN 185 164 19 74
OMEPRAZOLE 155 128 20 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 135 129 21 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127 104 22 36
EFFIENT 125 113 23 109
DIOVAN HCT 121 106 24 114
AMIODARONE HCL 109 109 25 124
PRADAXA 109 108 25 78
VERAPAMIL ER 108 74 27 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108 88 27 77
LOVAZA 104 96 29 129
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 99 99 30 130
ATENOLOL 97 82 31 31
RANITIDINE HCL 97 96 31 29
PROPAFENONE HCL 78 78 33 143
FAMOTIDINE 76 69 34 103
NITROSTAT 68 56 35 157
BENICAR 66 65 36 161
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 65 37 164
EXFORGE 65 47 37 164
LIPITOR 64 57 39 107
NEXIUM 63 57 40 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 47 40 167
BENICAR HCT 57 57 42 179
DILTIAZEM ER 56 55 43 181
ALLOPURINOL 51 51 44 73
TORSEMIDE 51 39 44 196
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 Feb. 11, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.