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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,992Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 87

$500K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 87

250 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 250 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 7,356 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 399 346 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 275 212 2 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 261 240 3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 256 197 4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238 180 5 14
CRESTOR 229 181 6 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 219 189 7 16
RANITIDINE HCL 207 135 8 33
FUROSEMIDE 187 157 9 4
NEXIUM 186 126 10 32
DIOVAN 184 154 11 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 182 157 12 13
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 151 13 50
JANUVIA 175 155 14 46
CLOPIDOGREL 170 152 15 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135 124 16 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128 108 17 37
METFORMIN HCL 123 105 18 8
LACTULOSE 116 102 19 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 87 20 52
GABAPENTIN 105 91 21 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 79 22 12
PLAVIX 100 94 23 34
NAPROXEN 98 77 24 28
TRAMADOL HCL 97 85 25 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 70 26 65
LISINOPRIL 83 72 27 10
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82 42 28 62
GLIPIZIDE XL 82 62 28 102
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 79 30 26
MELOXICAM 80 60 30 39
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 76 62 R 32 47
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 57 33 113
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 66 S3 34 44
MOMETASONE FUROATE 66 48 35 124
DIOVAN HCT 62 40 36 36
AMMONIUM LACTATE 61 53 37 88
FAMOTIDINE 61 58 37 25
GLIPIZIDE 61 58 37 89
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 43 37 60
WARFARIN SODIUM 61 61 37 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 59 42 68
MECLIZINE HCL 60 59 42 132
PROAIR HFA 59 51 44 19
FENOFIBRATE 58 33 45 92
AZITHROMYCIN 54 47 46 11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 42 47 136
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 40 48 63
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 51 51 49 140
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 May 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.