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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,917Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 622

$8.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 622

1,323 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 31,519 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

67% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$201 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
ADVAIR DISKUS 2,061 1,523 10 1 16
LIDODERM 1,806 1,341 10 2 21
SINGULAIR 1,755 1,244 10 3 24
EXELON 1,419 1,065 10 4 31
ABILIFY 1,305 918 10 5 37
NEXIUM 1,270 883 6 29
CELEBREX 1,233 885 10 7 36
NAMENDA 1,073 867 8 27
CRESTOR 1,038 748 9 19
PLAVIX 1,032 715 10 32
OLANZAPINE 946 703 11 50
LISINOPRIL 841 663 12 3
DOVONEX 819 519 10 13 57
IBUPROFEN 797 607 14 11
DIOVAN 720 485 15 46
SPIRIVA 670 428 16 58
OMEPRAZOLE 651 511 17 6
NAFTIN 550 373 10 18 80
SEROQUEL XR 530 441 19 77
LOVAZA 527 457 20 83
METFORMIN HCL 525 412 21 14
VESICARE 515 414 22 84
CLOPIDOGREL 490 379 23 53
ACTOS 485 298 24 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 469 403 25 10
TRAMADOL HCL 459 339 26 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 438 353 27 39
CYMBALTA 423 280 28 61
TRICOR 423 279 28 94
LYRICA 418 357 30 86
RANITIDINE HCL 397 333 31 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 388 317 32 26
SOLARAZE 357 243 33 110
ZYPREXA 339 190 10 34 115
LEXAPRO 336 239 35 104
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 333 281 36 87
GEODON 320 159 10 37 119
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317 252 38 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 307 252 39 125
CARVEDILOL 305 228 40 34
SORIATANE 300 188 10 41 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 294 230 42 85
FUROSEMIDE 288 236 43 13
MEGACE ES 266 210 R 10 44 128
LIPITOR 262 160 45 130
CAPEX SHAMPOO 252 134 10 46 132
NASONEX 250 197 47 134
SEROQUEL 250 190 47 106
SIMVASTATIN 247 220 49 4
NOVOLIN 70-30 245 215 50 136
DIOVAN HCT 243 185 51 137
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 223 176 52 25
ATENOLOL 214 154 53 23
RESTASIS 209 166 54 145
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202 177 55 44
MECLIZINE HCL 189 170 56 96
PENTOXIFYLLINE 174 150 57 124
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 173 135 58 7
JANUVIA 169 94 59 108
VOLTAREN 161 120 60 144
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159 128 61 72
SURE COMFORT 153 146 62 169
CILOSTAZOL 147 141 63 139
SYMBICORT 141 122 64 134
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141 136 64 54
NAPROXEN 136 97 66 66
DEXILANT 134 117 67 179
GABAPENTIN 132 82 68 17
LANSOPRAZOLE 131 119 69 133
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127 116 70 22
COMBIVENT 122 104 71 160
CALCIPOTRIENE 119 87 10 72 183
GLIPIZIDE 113 101 73 89
LANTUS 113 99 73 67
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 111 98 R 75 93
DIGOXIN 110 96 76 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 98 76 38
INSULIN SYRINGE 107 69 78 165
IMIQUIMOD 106 66 79 190
ONGLYZA 99 47 80 194
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 92 81 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97 79 82 143
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 94 65 83 197
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89 87 84 112
AGGRENOX 88 83 85 176
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 78 85 41
AVODART 87 85 87 175
NITROSTAT 85 61 88 170
CLONIDINE HCL 82 78 89 68
PROAIR HFA 79 59 90 71
COREG CR 79 58 90 209
LACTULOSE 76 66 92 170
FAMOTIDINE 76 59 92 114
DETROL LA 75 65 94 214
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 73 65 95 154
ENABLEX 72 53 96 216
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 65 97 55
NIFEDIPINE ER 70 64 97 111
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 44 R 99 100
KETOCONAZOLE 68 45 100 224
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67 55 101 225
PAROXETINE HCL 61 54 102 97
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 51 102 79
BONIVA 60 49 104 230
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 43 105 99
RIVASTIGMINE 56 26 105 237
MEPRON 55 32 107 242
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55 48 107 42
HYDROCORTISONE 54 49 109 245
MIRTAZAPINE 54 54 109 56
TEKTURNA 52 45 111 250
LATANOPROST 50 48 112 154
WARFARIN SODIUM 50 37 112 18
LOVASTATIN 50 36 112 30
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 April 3, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.