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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,165Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 209

$346K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 209

224 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

19% of this provider’s 224 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 24%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 3,834 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
OMEPRAZOLE 289 178 1 3
SYNTHROID 273 207 2 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 218 147 3 7
TRAMADOL HCL 208 128 4 10
BYSTOLIC 188 129 5 48
TRICOR 185 130 6 91
FUROSEMIDE 150 111 7 6
LEVEMIR 143 87 8 70
JANUVIA 141 78 9 81
METFORMIN HCL 138 77 10 8
RANITIDINE HCL 137 90 11 29
SIMVASTATIN 135 115 12 5
KLOR-CON 8 125 74 13 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122 66 14 17
GLIPIZIDE ER 122 82 14 62
IBUPROFEN 114 73 16 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 36 S3 17 1
GABAPENTIN 108 71 18 9
NAPROXEN 105 41 19 64
LISINOPRIL 103 57 20 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97 72 21 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 70 22 12
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 89 64 R 23 136
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 56 24 137
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 74 25 36
ZETIA 79 31 26 45
FLUNISOLIDE 75 65 27 109
ACTOS 67 38 28 118
SERTRALINE HCL 66 56 29 28
LIPITOR 66 42 29 107
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66 20 29 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 37 32 41
TERAZOSIN HCL 63 20 32 167
VOLTAREN 61 40 34 171
PLAVIX 61 44 34 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 42 36 38
CARVEDILOL 58 50 37 14
TRAZODONE HCL 56 41 38 32
CYMBALTA 56 25 38 43
SPIRIVA 56 43 38 44
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 51 0 R 41 71
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 24 S3 42 126
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.