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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,003Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 14

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 14

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
25% 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 573 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,192 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 29%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 574 550 1 10
LISINOPRIL 519 476 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 515 466 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 510 475 4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 503 473 5 7
METFORMIN HCL 473 406 6 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 442 404 7 17
FUROSEMIDE 417 363 8 6
LOVASTATIN 409 394 9 15
SIMVASTATIN 383 332 10 4
ATENOLOL 370 344 11 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 334 315 12 18
ALLOPURINOL 320 298 13 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 297 272 14 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 274 247 15 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 270 160 S3 16 13
DIGOXIN 248 200 17 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242 220 18 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 238 230 19 66
COLCRYS 227 202 20 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216 215 21 29
JANUVIA 182 180 22 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 177 158 23 41
DIOVAN 168 161 24 28
RANITIDINE HCL 159 128 25 32
OXYCODONE HCL 158 79 S2 26 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151 141 27 20
GLIPIZIDE 150 138 28 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142 117 29 24
PLAVIX 133 121 30 38
CLOPIDOGREL 132 114 31 33
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 126 124 32 100
GABAPENTIN 124 107 33 16
CARVEDILOL 122 102 34 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 111 35 61
PROAIR HFA 113 73 36 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 112 37 39
GLYBURIDE 111 111 R 38 85
LYRICA 105 92 39 50
LIPITOR 104 104 40 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102 60 41 35
FINASTERIDE 100 100 42 81
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 98 91 43 67
PREDNISONE 98 83 43 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96 94 45 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 95 93 46 84
FELODIPINE ER 95 83 46 47
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 95 79 R 46 111
CEPHALEXIN 85 81 49 78
METFORMIN HCL ER 81 75 50 120
SYNTHROID 76 64 51 95
CELEBREX 76 64 51 60
AMOXICILLIN 74 55 53 128
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 69 54 130
LABETALOL HCL 71 59 55 101
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 69 56 134
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68 58 57 79
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 66 58 12
EXFORGE 66 66 58 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 47 60 58
AVODART 64 64 61 140
VERAPAMIL ER 64 62 61 140
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 49 R 61 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 52 61 71
SULINDAC 63 58 65 142
LANTUS 62 62 66 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 39 66 143
ZOSTAVAX 59 56 68 146
ALPRAZOLAM 58 58 69 150
MELOXICAM 56 53 70 156
NEXIUM 54 52 71 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 46 72 73
ACTOS 51 47 72 165
FLOVENT HFA 50 47 74 167
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 49 74 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 26 74 21
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 Nov. 15, 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.