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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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10,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$440K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

691 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

51% of this provider’s 691 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 691 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$447K

2014

$431K

2015

$440K

2016

Number of Claims

10,548

2014

10,677

2015

10,701

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
LISINOPRIL 694

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

152

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 682

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
LORAZEPAM 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

6 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
ATENOLOL 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

8 17
AZITHROMYCIN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

194

patients, 28% of all patients

A 9 28
PREDNISONE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

174

patients, 25% of all patients

9 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

11 6
OMEPRAZOLE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

12 8
FUROSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

14 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 12
METFORMIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 7
CLONIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

17 122
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

18 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

A 21 75
LOVASTATIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

22 19
VENTOLIN HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

23 40
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 94
RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 42
CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 24
ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 13
MUPIROCIN* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

28 91
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 52
TEMAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 102
NAPROXEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

31 79
TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 128
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 172
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

34 176
WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 37 36
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 51
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 82
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 99
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 41 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 41 131
GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 15
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

44 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 45 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. 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 Sept. 29, 2010.
  • 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.