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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,506Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 87

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 87

375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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 Average for
this specialty
in New Jersey
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,619 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in New Jersey
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 815 618 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 595 396 2 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 453 372 3 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 439 289 4 18
CARVEDILOL 435 291 5 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 379 216 6 9
DIOVAN 337 232 7 15
DIOVAN HCT 306 198 8 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 295 120 9 21
TRAMADOL HCL 274 179 10 17
CLOPIDOGREL 274 167 10 22
BACLOFEN 273 118 12 54
OMEPRAZOLE 265 222 13 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 249 182 14 12
RANITIDINE HCL 240 97 15 33
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 236 149 R 16 47
LISINOPRIL 231 192 17 10
PROAIR HFA 228 123 18 19
CLONIDINE HCL 224 134 19 31
MELOXICAM 220 161 20 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 214 173 21 55
SIMVASTATIN 212 155 22 3
METFORMIN HCL 198 153 23 8
NIFEDIPINE ER 191 122 24 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 189 101 25 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 165 26 27
CRESTOR 180 151 27 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 116 28 29
LACTULOSE 176 120 29 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171 143 30 40
PLAVIX 169 102 31 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 169 121 31 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165 99 33 37
SINGULAIR 163 90 34 49
ACTOS 157 132 35 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152 98 36 63
NEXIUM 152 130 36 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148 116 38 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 146 142 39 26
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 143 87 40 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 143 93 40 16
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 143 66 40 62
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140 71 S3 43 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 139 106 44 78
FAMOTIDINE 138 85 45 25
MUPIROCIN 137 81 46 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 132 74 47 83
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 131 58 48 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 112 49 65
ALLOPURINOL 124 96 50 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 121 84 51 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 72 52 63
COLCRYS 113 79 52 90
VENTOLIN HFA 109 62 54 66
LEVOFLOXACIN 108 86 55 55
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 106 56 50
CELEBREX 96 88 57 75
LYRICA 96 60 57 93
NAPROXEN 95 51 59 28
SURE COMFORT 95 66 59 95
ONGLYZA 94 58 61 76
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91 51 62 66
VOLTAREN 87 77 63 99
CILOSTAZOL 82 71 64 102
AMITIZA 81 53 65 106
PRANDIN 81 58 65 106
PREDNISONE 80 55 67 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 44 S2 67 2
ENDOCET 78 34 S2 69 45
IBUPROFEN 77 31 70 43
MEGESTROL ACETATE 77 54 R 70 80
NAMENDA 76 76 72 53
NIFEDICAL XL 74 64 73 112
LANSOPRAZOLE 73 61 74 113
RISPERIDONE 73 37 74 82
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72 28 76 115
NASONEX 69 32 77 116
JANUVIA 69 40 77 46
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69 41 R 77 116
CLONIDINE 68 52 80 119
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 60 80 52
GABAPENTIN 68 49 80 42
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67 42 R 83 121
FLUCONAZOLE 67 30 83 121
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 65 23 S3 85 125
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65 45 S3 85 44
AMMONIUM LACTATE 64 36 87 88
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 63 45 88 127
EXFORGE 62 36 89 129
FEXOFENADINE HCL 61 53 90 130
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 61 45 90 130
DEXILANT 60 58 92 85
CYMBALTA 60 44 92 86
METOLAZONE 60 55 92 132
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 59 48 95 91
LIDODERM 58 44 96 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 36 97 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 20 98 68
AVELOX 52 34 99 137
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50 44 R 100 141
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Nov. 30, 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.