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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,342Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 212

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 212

599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

9% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,286 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
SIMVASTATIN 567 513 1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 510 484 2 15
METFORMIN HCL 479 408 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376 357 4 3
LOVASTATIN 354 313 5 12
FUROSEMIDE 352 327 6 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 348 339 7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 348 315 7 17
OMEPRAZOLE 338 298 9 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264 257 10 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 264 250 10 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256 204 12 6
RANITIDINE HCL 256 225 12 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 235 161 S3 14 10
ATENOLOL 232 198 15 13
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231 204 16 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 219 203 17 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 219 191 17 19
CARVEDILOL 213 182 19 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 176 20 20
LISINOPRIL 204 184 21 2
GABAPENTIN 184 159 22 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166 152 23 14
FINASTERIDE 162 162 24 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 159 146 25 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 123 25 24
DIGOXIN 158 158 27 41
ALLOPURINOL 147 136 28 18
PREDNISONE 137 123 29 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 135 135 30 25
CLOPIDOGREL 131 111 31 31
CELEBREX 126 121 32 42
EVISTA 122 107 33 49
JANUMET 120 109 34 82
FENOFIBRATE 118 104 35 58
CRESTOR 114 102 36 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 96 37 33
TRAZODONE HCL 107 82 38 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 90 39 26
GLIPIZIDE 104 92 39 38
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 103 97 41 106
NAMENDA 101 101 42 28
IBUPROFEN 100 46 43 62
TRAMADOL HCL 99 64 44 50
AZITHROMYCIN 97 87 45 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97 65 45 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91 91 47 93
SERTRALINE HCL 90 60 48 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89 83 49 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87 78 50 98
AVODART 86 86 51 115
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 74 52 140
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 83 53 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 71 54 80
LANTUS 81 68 54 103
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 79 56 8
PLAVIX 78 67 57 54
MIRTAZAPINE 78 78 57 43
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 78 78 57 115
SYMBICORT 78 56 57 136
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 75 68 61 168
MELOXICAM 73 57 62 83
SPIRIVA 69 63 63 45
CYMBALTA 69 44 63 71
JANUVIA 66 66 65 35
SYNTHROID 65 65 66 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 49 67 147
CALCITONIN-SALMON 63 63 68 134
TERAZOSIN HCL 61 61 69 75
EXELON 58 58 70 86
SINGULAIR 57 45 71 150
NEXIUM 57 45 71 65
EXFORGE 56 53 73 72
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 22 74 194
GLYBURIDE 55 53 R 74 53
PROMETHAZINE-CODEINE 51 50 R 76 215
LIPITOR 50 46 77 87
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 50 R 77 132
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 Aug. 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.