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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,946Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

$862K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$812K

2014

$829K

2015

$862K

2016

Number of Claims

11,164

2014

10,464

2015

9,946

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 539

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 454

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

2 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

4 10
SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

7 6
CLOPIDOGREL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

8 25
OMEPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
LISINOPRIL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

10 2
SERTRALINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

11 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

13 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
CELECOXIB 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

13 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

16 48
PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

17 26
ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

18 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 31
JANUVIA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 41
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 12
GABAPENTIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 56
RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 16
CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 58
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 33 21
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 81
METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 33
NIFEDIPINE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 20
IRBESARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 38 57
METFORMIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 7
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 40 70
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 42 67
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 43 37
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A 44 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 46 98
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 48 196
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 69
KLOR-CON 10 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 200
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 50 85
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 April 2, 2015.
  • 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.