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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,532Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 18

$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 18

794 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 794 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 794 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 18,559 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 53%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $125 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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 951 880 1 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 783 694 2 10
OMEPRAZOLE 775 644 3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 767 707 4 5
LOVASTATIN 683 592 5 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 674 624 6 22
SIMVASTATIN 562 509 7 4
MELOXICAM 489 461 8 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 435 379 9 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 395 345 10 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 395 355 10 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 363 301 12 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341 300 13 28
LISINOPRIL 325 272 14 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 296 270 15 40
FUROSEMIDE 268 209 16 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 268 229 16 48
CLOPIDOGREL 248 243 18 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240 211 19 26
PROAIR HFA 236 213 20 9
FAMOTIDINE 233 217 21 54
ALLOPURINOL 230 204 22 13
TRAMADOL HCL 222 192 23 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211 191 24 38
PLAVIX 209 194 25 47
DIOVAN 202 193 26 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 197 184 27 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 197 183 27 20
MEGESTROL ACETATE 195 184 R 29 58
METFORMIN HCL ER 192 156 30 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 191 187 31 60
NAMENDA 186 165 32 61
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183 56 S3 33 23
SINGULAIR 176 140 34 14
COLCRYS 166 148 35 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166 143 35 30
GABAPENTIN 160 143 37 37
FELODIPINE ER 150 141 38 51
PREDNISONE 139 119 39 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138 111 40 56
MECLIZINE HCL 136 124 41 66
JANUVIA 129 124 42 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128 116 43 33
CRESTOR 124 83 44 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 123 82 45 50
NEXIUM 121 115 46 71
VENTOLIN HFA 120 86 47 18
DIGOXIN 120 111 47 72
CELEBREX 115 106 49 62
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 115 88 49 74
RANITIDINE HCL 112 91 51 53
AZITHROMYCIN 111 89 52 11
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 106 88 53 78
COLESTIPOL HCL 103 99 54 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100 81 55 80
RISPERIDONE 98 89 56 81
CLONIDINE HCL 97 68 57 82
SPIRIVA 94 84 58 3
TRAZODONE HCL 93 88 59 84
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91 73 60 34
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 88 88 61 85
METFORMIN HCL 87 76 62 21
BYSTOLIC 86 80 63 65
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 83 71 64 31
HYDROXYZINE HCL 83 63 R 64 64
ONGLYZA 81 68 66 86
PEN NEEDLE 81 63 66 86
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 50 68 88
ACTOS 77 52 69 89
ACTONEL 75 75 70 90
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 71 71 91
TERAZOSIN HCL 71 54 71 91
BENICAR 68 64 73 95
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 25 S2 73 95
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67 59 75 98
LYRICA 67 66 75 98
CARVEDILOL 67 54 75 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 55 R 75 98
SEROQUEL 65 59 79 101
GENERLAC 65 37 79 101
GLIPIZIDE 62 53 81 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 41 82 105
CILOSTAZOL 61 61 82 105
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 40 82 66
CHOLESTYRAMINE 60 59 85 107
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 49 86 108
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 33 87 77
CEPHALEXIN 56 35 87 76
CLOTRIMAZOLE 53 43 89 113
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 51 R 90 115
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 51 R 90 115
INDOMETHACIN 52 37 R 90 115
LEVETIRACETAM 52 46 90 115
MUPIROCIN 52 45 90 115
TRACLEER 51 51 95 120
OLANZAPINE 51 25 95 120
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 47 97 24
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. 15, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.