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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,825Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 315

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 315

510 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
20% 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

6% of this provider’s 510 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 510 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,668 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 874 830 1 4
CARVEDILOL 676 646 2 22
SIMVASTATIN 664 627 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 564 550 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 470 454 5 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402 382 6 5
ALLOPURINOL 393 348 7 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 337 317 8 21
FUROSEMIDE 334 305 9 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326 325 10 16
OMEPRAZOLE 319 301 11 9
LISINOPRIL 299 282 12 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264 261 13 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 252 239 14 6
NAMENDA 249 245 15 38
ATENOLOL 218 190 16 11
JANUVIA 211 190 17 31
BYSTOLIC 182 182 18 73
DIGOXIN 182 174 18 45
VERAPAMIL ER 175 158 20 94
COREG CR 173 164 21 131
FINASTERIDE 160 160 22 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160 159 22 18
LOVASTATIN 151 150 24 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 149 142 25 28
PLAVIX 145 132 26 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134 118 27 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 134 123 27 20
CLOPIDOGREL 133 114 29 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 115 30 46
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 115 105 31 158
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115 100 31 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111 97 S3 33 19
PROMETHAZINE HCL 107 99 R 34 210
SERTRALINE HCL 100 80 35 100
GLIPIZIDE 96 96 36 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 91 37 108
LIPITOR 93 88 38 44
PREDNISONE 92 90 39 41
CRESTOR 92 83 39 24
SYNTHROID 90 90 41 51
DIOVAN 90 90 41 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90 90 41 13
SPIRIVA 89 89 44 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 88 45 35
CELEBREX 87 87 46 34
FENOFIBRATE 86 80 47 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 81 48 86
DIOVAN HCT 82 73 49 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 79 50 12
AZITHROMYCIN 77 69 51 39
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 61 52 62
PRADAXA 75 75 52 146
ACTONEL 74 74 54 47
HYDROXYZINE HCL 72 72 R 55 105
NITROFURANTOIN 70 56 56 291
MEGESTROL ACETATE 70 68 R 56 120
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 57 58 129
NEXIUM 69 69 58 54
TRAZODONE HCL 66 65 60 93
FOLIC ACID 65 56 61 152
BENICAR 63 63 62 80
RANITIDINE HCL 63 52 62 42
SYMBICORT 63 63 62 135
WELCHOL 58 55 65 156
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 55 65 98
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 54 65 29
LANTUS 53 53 68 113
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 53 68 63
COLCRYS 52 30 70 85
TEKTURNA 52 51 70 207
LOVAZA 51 51 72 64
RISPERIDONE 50 36 73 148
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 41 73 143
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 May 23, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.