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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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12,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

$950K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

14% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$841K

2014

$955K

2015

$950K

2016

Number of Claims

14,289

2014

15,012

2015

12,834

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 603

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 588

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
FUROSEMIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
LOVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 12
ALLOPURINOL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
IBUPROFEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

16 66
DIAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 51
CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

21 31
ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
JANUVIA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 41
VENTOLIN HFA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

25 40
TERAZOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 117
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

27 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 43
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 46
OXYCODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 31 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 20
GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

33 15
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 17
PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

35 80
WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 30
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 40 46
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 41 50
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 38
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 43 77
SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 44
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 47 94
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

47 26
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 14
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 51 32
JANUMET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 53 95
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 Oct. 30, 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.