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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 220

$498K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 220

382 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older
9% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Hawaii
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 382 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs*

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Hawaii
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 490 485* 94 1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418 404 91 2 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 364 353 54 3 18
SIMVASTATIN 329 329 58 4 2
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292 287* 60 5 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278 264 43 6 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 214 214 41 7 4
LOVASTATIN 206 206 39 8 12
METFORMIN HCL 198 187 38 9 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 196 196 30 10 6
OMEPRAZOLE 192 187* 64 11 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 156 156 25 12 36
LISINOPRIL 142 137* 25 13 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 142 131 23 13 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 102 102 15 15 30
CLOPIDOGREL 97 97 23 16 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 81 19 17 10
CARVEDILOL 90 90 18 18 24
NAMENDA 83 83 13 19 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81 81 16 20 17
FENOFIBRATE* 75 75 11 21 69
JANUVIA 73 <11 <11 22 35
GABAPENTIN 63 63 18 23 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 <11 <11 24 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 60 14 24 22
JANUMET 58 53* 14 26 83
MIRTAZAPINE 57 <11 <11 27 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 <11 <11 28 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 54 <11 <11 28 21
RANITIDINE HCL 52 52 17 30 31
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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.