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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,107Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 209

$389K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 209

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

26% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 24%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 3,802 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 451 157 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 244 126 2 3
LISINOPRIL 211 105 3 2
GABAPENTIN 198 126 4 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168 134 5 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 163 110 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 152 105 7 6
SIMVASTATIN 140 99 8 5
MELOXICAM 129 72 9 11
METFORMIN HCL 110 76 10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105 63 11 18
NEXIUM 104 36 12 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 40 R 13 35
GLYBURIDE 94 52 R 14 84
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 53 14 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 94 70 14 7
PROAIR HFA 91 37 17 23
CARISOPRODOL 90 15 R 18 42
CYMBALTA 90 20 18 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88 41 20 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 44 21 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 81 65 22 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72 56 23 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 23 23 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 37 25 15
RANITIDINE HCL 66 32 26 29
IBUPROFEN 65 11 27 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 27 28 46
CLOPIDOGREL 63 49 28 33
ETODOLAC 63 30 28 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 39 28 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 28 32 34
CARVEDILOL 59 20 33 14
AZITHROMYCIN 56 29 34 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 34 34 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 32 36 36
LYRICA 52 13 36 67
TRAMADOL HCL 50 33 38 10
ATENOLOL 50 30 38 31
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 July 8, 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.