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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,314Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 151

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 151

199 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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 New York
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 199 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 199 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 3,102 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

67 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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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 New York
WARFARIN SODIUM 742 273 1 6
LEVETIRACETAM 460 75 2 51
SIMVASTATIN 381 99 3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 340 172 4 9
RISPERIDONE 337 63 5 37
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 316 14 6 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 291 14 7 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 284 89 8 31
BACLOFEN 282 27 9 50
OMEPRAZOLE 271 71 10 4
OLANZAPINE 254 29 11 53
SERTRALINE HCL 226 33 12 39
HEPARIN SODIUM 226 114 12 90
PROPRANOLOL HCL 219 0 14 92
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 205 25 15 42
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 192 12 R 16 83
NEXIUM 189 80 17 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182 80 18 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 179 66 19 8
GABAPENTIN 170 31 20 18
TRAZODONE HCL 160 30 21 47
LISINOPRIL 158 62 22 7
MIRTAZAPINE 153 25 23 23
LACTULOSE 149 36 24 67
HALOPERIDOL 138 23 25 71
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 138 23 25 117
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 131 26 27 122
CARBAMAZEPINE 130 18 28 123
ABILIFY 124 16 29 124
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 123 12 30 87
COMBIVENT 120 80 31 129
LAMOTRIGINE 120 0 31 129
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115 24 33 58
AMANTADINE 111 0 34 138
PAROXETINE HCL 101 27 35 77
CARVEDILOL 98 24 36 16
OXYCODONE HCL 97 0 S2 37 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 92 16 38 84
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 0 39 113
PREDNISONE 87 31 40 27
FUROSEMIDE 86 30 41 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86 25 41 25
PREVACID 85 37 43 154
TRANSDERM-SCOP 82 20 44 158
FAMOTIDINE 82 19 44 103
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81 64 46 68
TIZANIDINE HCL 81 0 46 160
LANTUS 80 43 48 35
CYMBALTA 80 0 48 70
VALPROIC ACID 78 0 50 163
MORPHINE SULFATE 77 52 S2 51 165
SEROQUEL 76 0 52 93
BUPROPION XL 73 0 53 169
LEXAPRO 73 30 53 169
ZYPREXA 70 0 55 176
LITHIUM CARBONATE 66 0 56 180
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 46 57 124
DIGOXIN 64 20 58 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 0 59 127
CLONIDINE HCL 59 14 60 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 37 61 121
VENTOLIN HFA 57 25 61 45
TOPIRAMATE 56 0 63 194
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 54 0 64 201
IBUPROFEN 53 0 65 21
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 15 66 209
NOVOLIN R 50 33 67 215
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.