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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,043Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 60 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 60 providers in this state and specialty

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Hawaii
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 391 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$199 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $239 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$795K

2014

$998K

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

5,403

2014

5,752

2015

6,043

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

113

patients, 25% of all patients

1 4
METFORMIN HCL 368

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 368

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

2 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 280

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

5 29
GLIPIZIDE 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

6 38
JANUMET 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

7 86
METFORMIN HCL ER 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

8 33
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

9 54
SYNTHROID 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

10 28
TRADJENTA 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

11 82
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

12 89
SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

13 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

13 2
GLIPIZIDE XL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

15 88
LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

16 117
VICTOZA 3-PAK 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

17 35
LISINOPRIL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

18 21
REPAGLINIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 125
GLIPIZIDE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 99
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

22 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
JANUMET XR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 151
INSULIN SYRINGE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

25 154
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 58
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 34
NATEGLINIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 28 102
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. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 March 16, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.