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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 315

$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 315

859 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 Hawaii
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 859 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 859 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 22,716 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 Hawaii
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,192 1,095 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,075 1,013 2 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 810 773 3 12
ATENOLOL 726 655 4 11
CELEBREX 649 624 5 34
METFORMIN HCL 642 515 6 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 616 535 7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 553 508 8 5
AMOXICILLIN 535 463 9 65
LISINOPRIL 506 419 10 3
FUROSEMIDE 497 466 11 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 481 462 12 21
SIMVASTATIN 481 402 12 1
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 446 404 14 82
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446 375 14 6
ACTONEL 400 376 16 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 396 375 17 36
CRESTOR 382 379 18 24
LIDODERM 361 341 19 76
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 356 342 20 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 354 348 21 10
RANITIDINE HCL 328 268 22 42
LOVASTATIN 297 236 23 8
CLOPIDOGREL 282 273 24 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276 264 25 17
GLIPIZIDE 271 233 26 30
BYSTOLIC 266 254 27 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 263 240 28 29
PLAVIX 250 242 29 40
CARVEDILOL 216 193 30 22
GEMFIBROZIL 215 188 31 70
ALLOPURINOL 209 181 32 14
HYDROXYZINE HCL 206 195 R 33 105
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 200 191 34 62
NEXIUM 198 194 35 54
DIOVAN HCT 192 167 36 56
FINASTERIDE 189 189 37 60
DIOVAN 185 185 38 27
VOLTAREN 174 172 39 197
CEPHALEXIN 171 136 40 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 170 154 41 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 157 157 42 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150 145 43 18
EVISTA 149 144 44 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 149 145 44 71
JANUVIA 143 132 46 31
NAPROXEN 139 124 47 88
TRICOR 136 115 48 130
METFORMIN HCL ER 134 134 49 33
PREDNISONE 131 123 50 41
LACTULOSE 124 104 51 115
DONEPEZIL HCL 121 121 52 28
AZITHROMYCIN 118 114 53 39
FELODIPINE ER 118 117 53 23
GLIPIZIDE XL 116 105 55 122
MECLIZINE HCL 110 107 56 81
TRAMADOL HCL 101 89 57 59
IBUPROFEN 101 84 57 89
BENICAR 99 83 59 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 83 60 16
ONGLYZA 96 86 61 99
LYRICA 93 93 62 126
FLUOCINONIDE 92 87 63 233
ATELVIA 92 92 63 102
BENICAR HCT 92 92 63 126
GLYBURIDE 91 70 R 66 49
SYMBICORT 90 90 67 135
BACLOFEN 89 75 68 184
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 66 68 35
LANTUS 88 65 70 113
SPIRIVA 87 87 71 74
VESICARE 87 87 71 150
NIFEDIAC CC 86 82 73 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 83 74 58
NAMENDA 84 84 75 38
LOPERAMIDE 83 79 76 159
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 51 S3 77 19
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 77 63 S3 78 163
WARFARIN SODIUM 75 71 79 20
TRILIPIX 73 73 80 124
PROPRANOLOL HCL 73 58 80 129
TERAZOSIN HCL 72 72 82 63
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 55 82 79
LIPITOR 66 54 84 44
GABAPENTIN 65 50 85 37
PROAIR HFA 65 51 85 52
COLCRYS 61 52 87 85
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 61 39 R 87 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 57 87 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 52 90 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 56 91 136
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 56 43 92 246
ACTOS 56 56 92 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 52 94 259
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 52 50 95 194
HYDROCORTISONE 51 36 96 200
PROCTOZONE-HC 50 40 97 332
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 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.