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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 23

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 23

762 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

3% of this provider’s 762 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 16,444 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 1,049 1,003 1 4
LISINOPRIL 896 746 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 786 612 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 562 425 4 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 557 498 5 25
LOVASTATIN 506 408 6 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 477 476 7 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 458 373 8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 402 346 9 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 391 342 10 8
FUROSEMIDE 355 298 11 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343 295 12 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 330 283 13 17
NAMENDA 321 308 14 36
RISPERIDONE 299 218 15 45
MEGESTROL ACETATE 294 265 R 16 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 287 251 17 49
SEROQUEL 266 228 18 51
RANITIDINE HCL 230 163 19 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 212 167 20 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209 182 21 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206 183 22 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 201 183 23 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195 174 24 6
ALLOPURINOL 190 184 25 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 189 164 26 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 169 149 27 23
TRAZODONE HCL 160 127 28 71
CELEBREX 159 154 29 48
CLOPIDOGREL 153 124 30 35
OLANZAPINE 150 128 31 75
ATENOLOL 150 138 31 26
LACTULOSE 149 115 33 76
LEVETIRACETAM 147 123 34 77
ACTONEL 145 138 35 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144 127 36 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 118 37 15
MUPIROCIN 134 106 38 52
CEPHALEXIN 125 94 39 82
COLCRYS 122 99 40 44
FAMOTIDINE 119 66 41 84
CARVEDILOL 119 92 41 34
PLAVIX 118 96 43 64
GLIPIZIDE 117 93 44 45
SERTRALINE HCL 117 76 44 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 113 105 46 86
GLIPIZIDE ER 113 109 46 22
GABAPENTIN 108 94 48 27
HYDROXYZINE HCL 104 85 R 49 72
ACTOS 102 82 50 73
DIOVAN 101 75 51 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99 89 52 91
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96 82 53 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 70 54 50
MECLIZINE HCL 92 84 55 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 90 28 56 95
CRESTOR 90 68 56 24
PREDNISONE 87 68 58 39
PROAIR HFA 87 81 58 40
SINGULAIR 85 73 60 80
DIGOXIN 84 84 61 97
DIOVAN HCT 78 73 62 101
NEXIUM 77 75 63 59
MIRTAZAPINE 77 71 63 102
BACLOFEN 74 35 65 105
EXELON 71 71 66 107
GENERLAC 71 48 66 107
NIFEDIPINE ER 71 71 66 56
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 70 28 R 69 109
LYRICA 67 67 70 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 56 70 110
IBUPROFEN 65 52 72 38
GLIPIZIDE XL 64 63 73 113
NAPROXEN 60 54 74 118
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 56 75 78
LEXAPRO 56 46 75 122
FELODIPINE ER 56 37 75 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 33 S3 75 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 54 79 19
BENICAR 53 40 80 128
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 52 81 88
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52 21 81 131
EVISTA 52 29 81 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 51 37 84 83
VESICARE 51 34 84 133
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 May 7, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.