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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 80

$690K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 80

420 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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

4% of this provider’s 420 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 420 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,901 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 37%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 816 794 1 2
LISINOPRIL 660 608 2 4
METFORMIN HCL 625 612 3 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 501 481 4 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 472 457 5 1
LOVASTATIN 445 433 6 7
SIMVASTATIN 440 436 7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373 340 8 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 350 339 9 11
ALLOPURINOL 341 310 10 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 299 299 11 16
FUROSEMIDE 293 267 12 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 246 246 13 6
CARVEDILOL 228 209 14 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 211 211 15 12
GLIPIZIDE ER 194 188 16 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 187 176 17 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 182 152 18 46
GLIPIZIDE XL 179 178 19 118
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178 175 20 20
FELODIPINE ER 177 177 21 21
JANUVIA 166 158 22 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 158 23 22
OMEPRAZOLE 159 155 24 9
ATENOLOL 151 129 25 29
RANITIDINE HCL 133 112 26 40
DIOVAN 127 117 27 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 123 111 28 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115 112 29 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 109 108 30 72
PREDNISONE 108 106 31 15
COLCRYS 106 105 32 44
NIFEDIAC CC 98 96 33 122
CELEBREX 97 97 34 25
LABETALOL HCL 94 94 35 215
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 81 S3 36 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88 88 37 53
CLOPIDOGREL 82 80 38 36
LATANOPROST 80 80 39 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 79 40 155
DIGOXIN 66 66 41 48
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 61 42 75
TERAZOSIN HCL 64 64 43 95
TRICOR 63 53 44 195
FINASTERIDE 59 59 45 119
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 58 46 99
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 50 46 74
PRADAXA 58 58 46 184
LANTUS 57 57 49 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 57 49 45
CRESTOR 56 55 51 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 43 51 39
GABAPENTIN 54 53 53 24
ULTICARE 54 54 53 277
PLAVIX 53 52 55 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 49 55 62
SYNTHROID 53 53 55 35
CALCITRIOL 53 53 55 59
DETROL LA 52 52 59 151
ACTOS 50 45 60 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 60 203
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 Sept. 4, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.