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ALAN HASEGAWA MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,669Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$639K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
427 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$668K

2014

$751K

2015

$639K

2016

Number of Claims

6,282

2014

6,967

2015

6,669

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.

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ALPRAZOLAM 823

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

121

patients, 28% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 384

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 351

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 334

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

P
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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PRAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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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 Jan. 31, 2017.
  • 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.