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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,725Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 80

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 80

726 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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 726 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 726 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 22,527 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 37%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 742 730 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 728 699 2 3
LISINOPRIL 707 639 3 4
MIRTAZAPINE 647 643 4 50
NAMENDA 622 622 5 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 618 608 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 565 544 7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 553 544 8 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 494 491 9 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 471 447 10 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 416 386 11 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 378 361 12 38
PREDNISONE 330 311 13 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 327 319 14 81
LACTULOSE 299 261 15 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 299 299 15 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 288 275 17 111
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284 271 18 1
NYSTATIN 283 255 19 113
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 241 241 20 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 238 225 21 126
WARFARIN SODIUM 238 213 21 46
GABAPENTIN 230 206 23 24
CARVEDILOL 219 193 24 33
ALLOPURINOL 205 187 25 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 200 25 5
DIGOXIN 204 204 27 48
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 196 195 28 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 194 29 47
CLOPIDOGREL 178 168 30 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 172 172 31 88
GLIPIZIDE 171 171 32 55
ATENOLOL 171 159 32 29
HYDROCORTISONE 161 150 34 158
PEN NEEDLE 161 156 34 50
TAMIFLU 160 154 36 160
TRAMADOL HCL 156 153 37 58
RANITIDINE HCL 154 129 38 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153 148 39 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139 139 40 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131 129 S3 41 30
LANTUS 131 122 41 85
CLOTRIMAZOLE 126 123 43 138
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 124 112 44 185
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123 112 45 13
LOVASTATIN 123 123 45 7
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 121 120 47 189
METFORMIN HCL 118 108 48 8
AVELOX 118 117 48 193
TRAZODONE HCL 117 115 50 91
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 116 106 51 196
TIZANIDINE HCL 111 99 52 199
MEGESTROL ACETATE 105 104 R 53 130
RISPERIDONE 103 103 54 94
LIDODERM 102 98 55 206
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 89 56 16
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 101 88 56 208
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 100 100 58 210
CELEBREX 99 99 59 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 87 59 72
LEVETIRACETAM 97 84 61 212
BACLOFEN 96 63 62 158
PLAVIX 94 89 63 63
LATANOPROST 93 92 64 19
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93 82 64 62
DIOVAN 93 93 64 17
SPIRIVA 92 92 67 92
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 91 89 68 217
EXELON 91 91 68 106
SERTRALINE HCL 88 84 70 98
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 85 71 74
NIFEDIPINE ER 87 74 71 75
NYSTOP 86 70 73 222
NOVOLIN R 84 83 74 224
AZITHROMYCIN 83 79 75 56
RIVASTIGMINE 83 83 75 148
KETOCONAZOLE 83 72 75 166
NEXIUM 82 82 78 84
MORPHINE SULFATE 81 78 S2 79 179
ENABLEX 81 79 79 227
VENLAFAXINE HCL 80 65 81 171
OXYCODONE HCL 78 65 S2 82 83
LEXAPRO 77 77 83 231
MUPIROCIN 77 74 83 102
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 77 68 83 231
TIMOLOL MALEATE 77 77 83 52
ACTONEL 76 73 87 79
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 76 73 87 233
GLIMEPIRIDE 75 75 89 34
FINASTERIDE 73 73 90 119
LYRICA 72 60 91 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 66 92 69
KEPPRA 70 57 93 240
LANSOPRAZOLE 68 56 94 244
HUMALOG 68 66 94 244
CEFTRIAXONE 68 65 94 244
AMIODARONE HCL 67 66 97 248
FELODIPINE ER 67 66 97 21
CLONIDINE 66 65 99 250
CEPHALEXIN 65 63 100 187
OLANZAPINE 65 62 100 107
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 64 54 102 253
DETROL LA 63 63 103 151
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60 55 104 260
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 60 60 104 260
CALCITONIN-SALMON 59 59 106 160
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58 58 107 148
FENTANYL 58 54 S2 107 265
TRAVATAN Z 57 56 109 141
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 57 109 95
LIDOCAINE HCL 56 53 111 267
METOLAZONE 56 53 111 267
SODIUM CHLORIDE 56 49 111 267
METHADONE HCL 55 55 S2 114 191
DILTIAZEM HCL 55 55 114 272
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 54 42 116 277
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 53 R 116 115
JANUVIA 53 52 118 23
COMBIVENT 53 49 118 280
RENVELA 52 47 120 49
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 52 47 120 285
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 43 122 54
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 51 122 287
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 50 122 142
SEROQUEL 51 51 122 178
LUMIGAN 51 51 122 57
LOPERAMIDE 50 46 127 290
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.