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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hematology Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,406Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 19

$507K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 19

331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

15% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 5,981 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $396 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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
LOVASTATIN 405 331 1 6
LISINOPRIL 343 232 2 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 323 209 3 7
FUROSEMIDE 312 203 4 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301 144 S3 5 4
ANASTROZOLE 221 195 6 1
METFORMIN HCL 212 145 7 15
GLYBURIDE 198 121 R 8 17
SIMVASTATIN 195 111 9 18
CELEBREX 172 142 10 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 152 133 11 20
AZITHROMYCIN 147 97 12 21
ALLOPURINOL 142 120 13 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 140 113 14 24
OMEPRAZOLE 139 109 15 14
CLOPIDOGREL 126 79 16 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 92 17 26
OXYCODONE HCL 121 48 S2 18 11
CARVEDILOL 120 70 19 28
RANITIDINE HCL 118 80 20 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 77 21 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 106 21 12
CEPHALEXIN 114 84 21 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 98 24 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 95 25 33
ACTOS 98 56 26 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93 87 27 35
CARISOPRODOL 83 35 R 28 36
PLAVIX 75 52 29 37
PREDNISONE 74 58 30 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 56 31 38
ATENOLOL 70 37 31 22
GABAPENTIN 69 40 33 39
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68 46 S3 34 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 46 35 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63 46 36 43
PROAIR HFA 62 40 37 44
IBUPROFEN 60 46 38 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 52 39 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 56 40 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 29 41 50
VENTOLIN HFA 52 38 42 51
TAMOXIFEN CITRATE 51 51 43 2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 0 S2 44 54
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 June 25, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.