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Oregon Ranks Poorly for Doctors

Monday, March 28, 2016

 

A new study released Monday morning finds that Oregon ranks among the worst places in America for physician to practice.

According to an analysis released by WalletHub ranks Oregon ranks 40th in the country -- the three worst ranked state are Rhode Island,New York, and Washington DC

SEE HOW ALL THE STATE RANK BELOW

“Not only does the average medical-school graduate leave campus with roughly $180,000 in debt, but the medical profession has also been undergoing intense transformation in recent years. The Affordable Care Act, the rise of branded hospital networks and the retirement of Baby Boomers are all complicating the lives of doctors and warranting pause from potential whitecoats,” said WalletHub in the analysis.

WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 11 key metrics. Our data set ranges from “physicians’ mean annual wage” to “number of physicians per capita” to “malpractice award payouts per capita.” 

 

Source: WalletHub
 

Related Slideshow: Oregon Doctors - Who Prescribes the Most Oxycodone

The following 25 are those that prescribed the most Medicare Oxycodone prescriptions. Combined, this group filled more than 10,000 to the highly addictive drug.

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#25

VALERIE HIVELEY BLATZ GNP

Nurse Practitioner

The Dalles, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 327

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#24

LUIS RODRIGUEZ MD

Geriatric Medicine

Portland, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions:330

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#23

MARTIN KLOS MD

Pain Medicine

Springfield, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions:334

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#22

PHYLLIS HURSEY MD

Family Medicine

Salem, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 336

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#21

DOUGLAS MCMAHON D.O.

Family Medicine

White City, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 347

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#20

NANCY CLARK PAC

Physician Assistant

Grants Pass, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 368

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#19

RUTH LOWENGART MD

Medford, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 384

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#18

NANCY MORELAND MD

Internal Medicine

Portland, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 386

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#17

HSIANG-SEN YEH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Eugene, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 390

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#16

RICHARD HINDMARSH M.D.

Family Medicine

Lebanon, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 394

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#15

PATRICK RASK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Philomath, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 398

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#14

STEVEN HILLYER PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Eugene, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 405

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#13

LINDA PICKER-JOHNSON ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Grants Pass, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 407

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#12

JAMES KASSUBE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 409

EUGENE

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#11

THOMAS SCHRATTENHOLZER MD

Pain Medicine

Portland, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 434

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#10

RICHARD CRAFT MD

Internal Medicine

Gresham, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 438

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#9

KIP KEMPLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Portland, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 442

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#8

EMILY ROGERS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Medford, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 478

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#7

HARRY RINEHART M.D.

Wheeler, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 527

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#6

THOMAS HICKERSON MD

Family Medicine

Clackamas, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 534

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#5

NANCY MALONEY M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Bend, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 538

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#4

PETER KOSEK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Eugene, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 540

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#3

STEPHEN THOMAS MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Aloha, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 541

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#2

STUART ROSENBLUM MD, PHD

Pain Medicine

Portland, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 588

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#1

MARY HUEBNER PA-C

Ophthalmology

Medford, Oregon

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 774

The Physician Assistant has previously been sanctioned by the State of Oregon.

 
 

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