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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,832Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 212

$342K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 212

520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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

6% of this provider’s 520 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 520 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 7,933 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
LISINOPRIL 709 637 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 586 541 2 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 454 423 3 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 379 353 4 4
ATENOLOL 373 370 5 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 315 290 6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214 208 7 6
LOVASTATIN 204 171 8 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203 151 S3 9 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 172 164 10 7
METFORMIN HCL 169 140 11 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158 151 12 15
AZITHROMYCIN 149 128 13 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132 129 14 16
OMEPRAZOLE 125 122 15 9
FUROSEMIDE 115 91 16 11
PREDNISONE 113 99 17 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108 108 18 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 106 19 21
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83 80 S3 20 96
CLONIDINE HCL 76 61 21 118
RANITIDINE HCL 76 68 21 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76 76 21 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 64 24 80
CARISOPRODOL 68 63 R 25 85
AMOXICILLIN 65 51 26 93
ALLOPURINOL 64 64 27 18
CARVEDILOL 62 44 28 23
TRAMADOL HCL 61 55 29 50
FENTANYL 56 43 S2 30 124
SERTRALINE HCL 53 49 31 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 48 32 48
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. 29, 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.