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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,098Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 14

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 14

716 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

16% of this provider’s 716 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 716 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 22,029 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 793 756 1 6
MIRTAZAPINE 757 755 2 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 736 723 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 623 620 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 610 601 5 9
LISINOPRIL 558 534 6 1
NAMENDA 489 475 7 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 473 462 8 25
OMEPRAZOLE 424 379 9 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 415 415 10 12
SIMVASTATIN 383 362 11 4
RISPERIDONE 322 322 12 46
NYSTATIN 319 288 13 53
TRAZODONE HCL 315 307 14 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271 271 15 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 269 245 16 34
GLIPIZIDE 258 256 17 36
PREDNISONE 247 243 18 43
LACTULOSE 242 199 19 44
LANTUS 242 220 19 51
METFORMIN HCL 233 217 21 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 228 214 22 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225 217 23 29
TRAMADOL HCL 224 219 24 49
DIGOXIN 216 210 25 30
CARVEDILOL 215 197 26 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 211 209 27 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 206 181 28 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 205 205 29 19
GABAPENTIN 204 176 30 16
MUPIROCIN 190 155 31 75
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188 172 32 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 157 32 35
CLOPIDOGREL 188 183 32 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184 164 S3 35 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 182 173 36 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 172 172 37 64
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161 158 38 10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 154 148 39 73
LATANOPROST 153 153 40 89
LEXAPRO 148 148 41 72
COLCRYS 146 146 42 48
NOVOLOG 141 128 43 92
RANITIDINE HCL 139 139 44 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 138 138 45 93
LYRICA 133 132 46 50
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 131 124 47 97
HYDROCORTISONE 127 116 48 99
ADVAIR DISKUS 127 127 48 41
TAMIFLU 120 120 50 102
CELEBREX 115 115 51 60
FAMOTIDINE 115 115 51 104
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 114 112 53 105
PLAVIX 111 111 54 38
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 108 97 55 79
LOVASTATIN 106 88 56 15
MORPHINE SULFATE 105 103 S2 57 106
DIOVAN 104 104 58 28
LEVETIRACETAM 104 93 58 88
EXELON 103 103 60 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 92 61 39
FENTANYL 102 101 S2 61 108
CEFTRIAXONE 101 97 63 109
SERTRALINE HCL 100 100 64 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97 97 65 18
HYDROXYZINE HCL 96 91 R 66 110
AMMONIUM LACTATE 95 87 67 111
CEPHALEXIN 94 90 68 78
ALLOPURINOL 93 89 69 22
NYSTOP 90 83 70 114
PEN NEEDLE 90 80 70 62
SEROQUEL 89 89 72 70
AVELOX 87 85 73 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 84 74 71
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 83 77 75 118
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 70 76 97
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 75 76 121
BACTROBAN 79 74 10 78 122
TIMOLOL MALEATE 79 79 78 122
LIDODERM 78 78 80 125
ATENOLOL 77 77 81 26
FINASTERIDE 75 75 82 81
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74 74 83 67
OXYCODONE HCL 73 64 S2 84 55
COMBIVENT 73 72 84 129
FELODIPINE ER 73 72 84 47
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 72 58 87 130
CLOTRIMAZOLE 72 63 87 130
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 68 89 17
SANTYL 69 51 90 134
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 57 91 63
CALCITONIN-SALMON 67 67 92 137
JANUVIA 67 67 92 44
KETOCONAZOLE 66 65 94 138
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 66 94 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 63 96 20
OLANZAPINE 60 60 97 145
LIDOCAINE HCL 58 56 98 150
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 46 S2 99 153
LUMIGAN 57 57 99 153
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 47 99 153
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 55 53 102 158
LOPERAMIDE 54 52 103 159
AMIODARONE HCL 53 53 104 160
DILTIAZEM ER 53 53 104 160
SELENIUM SULFIDE 52 32 106 163
LABETALOL HCL 52 52 106 101
CLONIDINE HCL 51 51 108 165
AGGRENOX 50 48 109 103
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 March 16, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.