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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,970Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 212

$620K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 212

336 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

5% of this provider’s 336 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 336 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 7,369 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 333 320 1 3
LOVASTATIN 314 296 2 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 256 249 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 227 224 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 218 215 5 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208 188 6 15
LISINOPRIL 184 183 7 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 158 8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 179 158 9 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143 139 10 16
NAMENDA 138 138 11 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 131 112 12 30
OMEPRAZOLE 122 107 13 9
ACTONEL 120 114 14 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 111 14 21
FELODIPINE ER 115 115 16 36
FUROSEMIDE 112 111 17 11
ALLOPURINOL 97 95 18 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 88 19 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 90 90 20 25
CLOPIDOGREL 85 82 21 31
CRESTOR 84 84 22 51
ATENOLOL 76 66 23 13
PLAVIX 75 70 24 54
LIPITOR 75 72 24 87
NATEGLINIDE 74 74 26 143
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 71 27 44
JANUVIA 67 67 28 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 59 29 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 60 38 30 19
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 56 31 102
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 59 53 31 188
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 58 33 14
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 56 R 34 132
EXELON 54 54 35 86
TRAMADOL HCL 52 51 36 50
EVISTA 52 47 36 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 43 38 140
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50 38 38 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 40 38 20
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 26, 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.