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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 97

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 97

418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in New Jersey
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in New Jersey
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 981 787 142 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 613 423 101 2 6
CLOPIDOGREL 512 366 69 3 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 489 391 77 4 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 487 328 71 5 15
CARVEDILOL 478 322 67 6 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 436 347 67 7 4
PROAIR HFA 378 233 65 8 16
TRAMADOL HCL 345 259 73 9 10
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 339 235 49 10 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 311 182 52 11 19
DIOVAN 306 228 56 12 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 304 213 47 13 24
OMEPRAZOLE 302 230 57 14 5
HYDRALAZINE HCL 271 182 41 15 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 258 96 48 16 27
LISINOPRIL 255 198 43 17 13
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 250 194 45 18 50
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 250 155 34 R 18 48
RANITIDINE HCL 249 124 36 20 40
BACLOFEN 232 111 48 21 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231 169 47 22 49
SIMVASTATIN 227 164 40 23 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224 128 40 24 39
NIFEDIPINE ER 218 156 30 25 52
METFORMIN HCL 214 174 37 26 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 211 206* 30 27 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 185 44 27 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209 158 30 29 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 203 103 35 30 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 177 31 31 55
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 186 138 66 32 66
CLONIDINE HCL 184 120 29 33 33
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 182 130 43 34 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 174 141 24 35 69
MELOXICAM 168 135 39 36 43
CRESTOR 162 120 24 37 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161 131 33 38 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 109 30 39 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158 144 29 40 12
LYRICA 157 138 36 41 75
LACTULOSE 156 100 30 42 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 155 97 22 43 11
ONGLYZA 154 126 22 44 63
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 149 103 30 45 77
JANUVIA 148 85 22 46 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 144 109 29 47 21
ALPRAZOLAM 142 70 22 B 48 29
COLCRYS 142 102 24 48 79
NAPROXEN 132 64 40 50 22
FAMOTIDINE* 131 76 22 51 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 69 41 S3 52 14
MUPIROCIN* 126 84 45 53 59
AMITIZA 123 97 22 54 84
NEXIUM 123 105 26 54 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 71 47 S2 56 2
ALLOPURINOL 120 85 18 57 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 118 85 15 58 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 116 86 96 59 87
CELEBREX 114 109* 28 60 90
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 107 94 16 R 61 67
CILOSTAZOL 106 106 12 62 94
VENTOLIN HFA 102 65 32 63 58
AMMONIUM LACTATE 99 70 25 64 73
METOLAZONE 97 92* 13 65 97
GABAPENTIN 94 73 21 66 34
NAMENDA 94 94 11 66 76
DULERA 92 81 17 68 99
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 92 48 24 68 99
NASONEX 91 58 28 70 102
VOLTAREN 91 86* 20 70 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 85* 13 72 46
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 89 65 14 73 70
RISPERIDONE 88 75 19 A 74 104
PRANDIN 88 69 17 74 104
PREDNISONE 87 65 58 76 37
IBUPROFEN 86 47 23 77 53
LEVETIRACETAM 86 62 12 77 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 58 11 79 60
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 75* 20 80 54
SURE COMFORT* 78 57 14 81 110
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 77 48 14 82 111
LORAZEPAM 77 63 17 B 82 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 52 11 84 114
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67 54 14 R 85 119
NIFEDICAL XL 64 42 11 86 122
DEXILANT 61 56* 17 87 80
MEGESTROL ACETATE 61 42 18 R 87 86
OXYCODONE HCL 60 35 13 S2 89 36
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 <11 <11 89 124
FLUCONAZOLE 59 27 27 91 125
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 <11 <11 91 125
BENICAR 58 40 12 93 128
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 38 18 S3 94 70
TRAZODONE HCL 54 37 13 95 131
PAROXETINE HCL 54 49* 12 95 95
LIDODERM 53 48* 11 97 85
CYMBALTA 53 <11 <11 97 82
EXFORGE 53 <11 <11 97 134
RAMIPRIL 50 <11 <11 100 143
MOMETASONE FUROATE 50 <11 14 100 92
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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.