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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,866Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 60 providers in this state and specialty

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 60 providers in this state and specialty

1,268 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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 1,203 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

7% of this provider’s 1,268 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 1,268 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$115 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

$1.57M

2014

$1.7M

2015

$1.82M

2016

Number of Claims

15,692

2014

16,114

2015

15,866

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
PREDNISONE 2,008

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,876

prescriptions.

444

patients, 35% of all patients

1 6
MELOXICAM 1,819

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,726

prescriptions.

389

patients, 31% of all patients

10 2 8
CELECOXIB 1,507

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,467

prescriptions.

309

patients, 24% of all patients

10 3 11
METHOTREXATE 1,503

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,420

prescriptions.

249

patients, 20% of all patients

4 12
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 1,200

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,093

prescriptions.

201

patients, 16% of all patients

5 18
GABAPENTIN 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

139

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
RALOXIFENE HCL 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

7 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

117

patients, 9% of all patients

8 21
SULFASALAZINE DR 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

9 50
DULOXETINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

10 60
OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

11 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

12 1
ALLOPURINOL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

13 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

14 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

15 83
SULFASALAZINE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

16 85
LYRICA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

17 53
COLCRYS 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

18 91
TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

O 19 76
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

20 97
NAPROXEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

21 62
SIMVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

22 10
LEFLUNOMIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

23 113
FUROSEMIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

24 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

25 126
COLCHICINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

25 126
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

27 4
METFORMIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

27 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

29 2
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

30 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

31 3
LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

32 14
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

33 141
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

34 146
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

35 148
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

35 69
CYCLOSPORINE MODIFIED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 37 164
HUMIRA PEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 38 177
PILOCARPINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

38 177
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

A 40 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

41 17
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 119
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

43 186
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 June 2, 2016.
  • 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.