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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 23

$314K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 23

286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 4,646 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 292 263 1 6
LISINOPRIL 269 212 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 251 206 3 5
ALLOPURINOL 250 210 4 14
SIMVASTATIN 230 186 5 2
LOVASTATIN 212 160 6 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 154 7 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166 148 8 4
METFORMIN HCL 157 108 9 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 101 10 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 97 11 8
CRESTOR 106 71 12 24
MELOXICAM 94 78 13 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85 85 14 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 62 15 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 78 73 16 9
CELEBREX 72 67 17 48
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 67 67 R 18 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 41 19 50
PIROXICAM 63 40 19 114
AMOXICILLIN 62 49 21 86
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 38 21 16
NIFEDIPINE ER 62 60 21 56
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 60 51 24 118
MECLIZINE HCL 59 59 25 37
ATENOLOL 58 44 26 26
ACARBOSE 56 20 27 122
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 46 R 28 72
GABAPENTIN 51 41 29 27
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 50 46 30 135
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 31 30 22
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 Jan. 30, 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.