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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,575Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 315

$734K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 315

390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
3% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 7,412 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 640 631 1 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 600 585 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 478 458 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358 347 4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358 347 4 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264 257 6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 214 211 7 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 211 8 17
ONGLYZA 164 164 9 99
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 153 153 10 26
ALLOPURINOL 116 116 11 14
CARVEDILOL 98 97 12 22
KOMBIGLYZE XR 93 86 13 172
LIPITOR 90 90 14 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 87 15 95
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 82 16 46
CRESTOR 88 88 16 24
DIOVAN 86 86 18 27
ZETIA 85 83 19 84
SPIRIVA 81 79 20 74
LOVASTATIN 80 80 21 8
JANUVIA 78 78 22 31
AVODART 77 77 23 113
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 74 74 24 119
IRBESARTAN 72 68 25 66
FENOFIBRATE 70 68 26 43
FINASTERIDE 68 68 27 60
METFORMIN HCL ER 61 61 28 33
EXFORGE 59 57 29 107
SYNTHROID 58 57 30 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 57 31 13
RAMIPRIL 56 54 32 104
METFORMIN HCL 56 56 32 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 56 32 21
CLOPIDOGREL 54 54 35 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 51 36 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 52 37 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 51 38 53
JANUMET 51 51 38 83
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 Jan. 4, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.