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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,520Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 622

$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 622

611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 611 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 611 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 26%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 26,676 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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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 Florida
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,378 1,099 S3 1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,235 993 2 22
FUROSEMIDE 1,189 998 3 13
LISINOPRIL 1,124 945 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,079 827 5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,056 962 6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 961 877 7 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 926 789 8 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 824 684 9 15
MIRTAZAPINE 642 550 10 56
OMEPRAZOLE 614 494 11 6
TRAMADOL HCL 588 455 12 9
GABAPENTIN 539 388 13 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 535 519 14 39
CARVEDILOL 406 322 15 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 389 311 16 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 381 295 17 52
NAMENDA 377 377 18 27
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 374 238 19 107
LANTUS 317 223 20 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 316 243 21 105
METFORMIN HCL 301 249 22 14
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 291 268 23 100
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 285 186 24 25
CLONIDINE HCL 276 240 25 68
RISPERIDONE 269 223 26 119
NOVOLOG 257 199 27 116
DIGOXIN 252 218 28 62
SERTRALINE HCL 248 195 29 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 246 217 30 47
LEVETIRACETAM 239 157 31 121
CYMBALTA 236 187 32 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 223 180 33 140
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 213 160 34 129
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 212 179 35 85
MELOXICAM 206 160 36 43
TRAZODONE HCL 197 116 37 103
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 178 38 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 194 161 39 131
CEFTRIAXONE 193 162 40 149
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 192 159 41 150
FENOFIBRATE 190 110 42 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 185 156 43 49
PREDNISONE 184 164 44 5
NYSTATIN 183 149 45 138
CLOPIDOGREL 179 138 46 53
KLOR-CON M20 178 151 47 156
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 175 94 48 158
PEN NEEDLE 173 127 49 159
ATENOLOL 171 132 50 23
BACLOFEN 167 95 51 102
NOVOLIN R 163 143 52 163
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162 123 53 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 146 54 42
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 156 96 R 55 167
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154 129 56 79
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 125 57 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150 111 58 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 145 102 R 59 95
RANITIDINE HCL 137 113 60 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 135 104 61 20
SEROQUEL 134 108 62 106
AZITHROMYCIN 131 103 63 2
MUPIROCIN 131 116 63 73
FAMOTIDINE 127 103 65 114
SPIRIVA 126 94 66 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 56 67 151
DIOVAN 123 114 68 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 105 69 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118 103 69 99
LIDODERM 117 69 71 21
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 113 98 72 187
VENLAFAXINE HCL 111 58 73 188
PLAVIX 110 85 74 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 110 108 74 147
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 88 76 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 61 77 16
SANTYL 103 84 78 166
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 103 89 78 192
PAROXETINE HCL 101 72 80 97
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 65 81 28
CARBAMAZEPINE 97 53 81 195
SUCRALFATE 95 79 83 163
NITROFURANTOIN 95 77 83 196
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 78 S2 85 8
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93 74 86 198
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93 70 86 198
MEGESTROL ACETATE 91 70 R 88 141
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 89 77 89 152
HUMALOG 89 79 89 201
CEPHALEXIN 86 75 91 82
TIMOLOL MALEATE 85 85 92 204
LYRICA 85 62 92 86
HALOPERIDOL 84 56 94 206
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80 41 95 174
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 61 96 209
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 78 68 97 178
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 78 97 91
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 50 99 168
NIASPAN 76 52 100 213
EXELON 75 75 101 31
ABILIFY 75 33 101 37
METHOCARBAMOL 75 50 R 101 146
TORSEMIDE 75 64 101 214
LACTULOSE 75 60 101 170
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 69 52 106 181
PHENYTOIN 69 17 106 223
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 55 108 76
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 50 S2 109 78
LATANOPROST 67 54 109 154
METRONIDAZOLE 65 53 111 227
FLUCONAZOLE 62 46 112 122
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61 47 113 74
LEXAPRO 61 51 113 104
VALPROIC ACID 61 42 113 229
LIDOCAINE HCL 60 52 116 230
FINASTERIDE 60 60 116 98
GLIPIZIDE 59 56 118 89
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 59 52 118 232
GENERLAC 58 36 120 233
VANCOMYCIN HCL 58 41 120 233
LAMOTRIGINE 57 28 122 235
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 55 38 123 242
GLYBURIDE 54 39 R 124 118
TOBRAMYCIN SULFATE 53 51 10 125 248
AMIODARONE HCL 52 52 126 250
AMOXICILLIN 52 33 126 88
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 52 15 126 189
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 28 R 129 100
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 March 25, 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.