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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,047Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 330

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 330

905 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

2% of this provider’s 905 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 905 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,340 1,236 181 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,327 1,206 257 2 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 920 803 181 3 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 852 815 122 4 18
CELEBREX 820 775 140 5 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 659 593 104 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 656 537 90 7 7
SIMVASTATIN 652 579 99 8 1
ATENOLOL 607 553 103 9 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 598 571 83 10 21
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 598 559 194 10 74
CLOPIDOGREL 571 548 76 12 15
LISINOPRIL 538 457 81 13 5
AMOXICILLIN 518 454 300 14 67
FUROSEMIDE 484 448 86 15 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 477 442 74 16 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 470 415 64 17 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 405 400* 72 18 11
LOVASTATIN 381 329 48 19 10
LIDODERM 379 374* 96 20 75
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 376 348 53 21 9
ACTONEL 359 337 45 10 22 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 358 324 56 23 40
RANITIDINE HCL 323 285 73 24 42
GLIPIZIDE 318 285 50 25 28
CRESTOR 297 297 39 26 24
GEMFIBROZIL 294 258 61 27 81
FINASTERIDE 280 263 44 28 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 245 220 61 29 33
VOLTAREN 226 221* 55 30 142
HYDROXYZINE HCL 226 214 68 R 30 109
BYSTOLIC 226 210 31 30 81
CARVEDILOL 214 178 29 33 22
ALLOPURINOL 213 189 39 34 13
NEXIUM 201 196* 31 35 51
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 196 184 92 36 56
JANUVIA 189 176 32 37 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 165 23 38 60
DIOVAN 176 176 22 39 34
AZITHROMYCIN 172 152 111 40 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 165 160* 25 41 35
IBUPROFEN 161 133 52 42 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 155 150* 19 43 27
CEPHALEXIN 153 129 102 44 116
PREDNISONE 144 139* 68 45 37
VESICARE 143 143 19 46 138
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 140 128 28 47 86
ALPRAZOLAM 139 134* 24 B 48 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 138 133* 25 49 26
MECLIZINE HCL 138 133* 68 49 77
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137 132* 26 51 17
NAMENDA 135 135 13 52 30
NAPROXEN 135 130* 65 52 88
EVISTA 135 130* 17 52 48
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132 104 29 S3 55 20
GLIPIZIDE XL 128 123* 23 56 98
FELODIPINE ER 128 128 13 56 25
ONGLYZA 127 127 18 58 112
BENICAR 123 111 18 59 76
METFORMIN HCL ER 118 113* 26 60 36
LYRICA 117 104 34 61 100
PROAIR HFA 117 104 42 61 49
PROPRANOLOL HCL 110 85 12 63 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 104* 79 64 58
GABAPENTIN 109 98 21 64 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 97 34 66 43
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 107 93 48 S3 67 169
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 101* 24 68 31
BACLOFEN 98 84 23 69 147
TRAMADOL HCL 97 86 44 70 54
LACTULOSE 96 77 39 71 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 89* 20 72 45
BENICAR HCT 94 89* 16 72 134
LOPERAMIDE 94 89* 62 72 154
FENOFIBRATE* 90 85* 14 75 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 68 18 75 16
LANTUS 85 71 12 77 108
BARACLUDE 78 78 12 78 234
AZOR 78 <11 <11 78 166
WARFARIN SODIUM 78 67 19 78 23
FLUOCINONIDE 78 73* 25 78 228
SPIRIVA 77 77 11 82 84
TERAZOSIN HCL 73 <11 <11 83 71
ATELVIA 72 <11 <11 84 111
SYMBICORT 68 63* 20 85 161
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66 52 16 86 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 59* 12 87 65
JANUMET 56 <11 <11 88 80
TRILIPIX 56 56 11 88 182
PROCTOZONE-HC 56 51* 15 88 313
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 <11 <11 91 44
LORAZEPAM 54 54 12 B 91 66
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 54 <11 <11 R 91 113
KOMBIGLYZE XR 53 <11 <11 94 150
CLONAZEPAM 53 <11 <11 B 94 177
CLOTRIMAZOLE 52 <11 <11 96 223
LIDOCAINE 51 46* 39 97 187
GLYBURIDE 51 35 12 R 97 89
VIREAD 50 <11 <11 99 182
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 50 13 99 190
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 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.