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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 114 providers in this state and specialty

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 114 providers in this state and specialty

455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in New Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 48%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $24 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.7M

2014

$1.77M

2015

$1.8M

2016

Number of Claims

22,604

2014

21,029

2015

19,873

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 812

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

144

patients, 32% of all patients

1 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

107

patients, 24% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

4 11
CARVEDILOL 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

5 22
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

104

patients, 23% of all patients

6 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

7 17
CLOPIDOGREL 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

8 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

9 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

10 29
METFORMIN HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
PROAIR HFA 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

12 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

13 32
OMEPRAZOLE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

14 13
JANUVIA 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

14 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

17 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

18 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

19 42
AMITIZA 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

20 56
BACLOFEN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

21 57
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

22 49
VENTOLIN HFA 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

23 44
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

24 46
LISINOPRIL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

25 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

26 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

27 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

28 39
MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

29 43
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

30 63
ALPRAZOLAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 53
VALSARTAN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

35 10
SIMVASTATIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

35 12
NAPROXEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

37 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

37 66
CLONIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

40 60
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

O 41 2
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

42 69
LEVOFLOXACIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

A 43 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 38
ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

44 37
JANUMET 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

47 61
REPAGLINIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

49 73
IBUPROFEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

50 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

50 74
COMFORT EZ* 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 75
RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

53 76
AMMONIUM LACTATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

54 77
TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

O 55 7
LIDOCAINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

56 50
BYSTOLIC 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

57 79
ULORIC 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

58 80
COLCHICINE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

59 81
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

60 48
LINZESS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

61 82
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

61 66
GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

63 47
PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 64
PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

65 1
CELECOXIB 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

66 58
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

67 83
CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

68 55
NIFEDICAL XL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 85
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 85
LACTULOSE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

69 85
AZELASTINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

72 88
OXYCODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 89
MOMETASONE FUROATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

73 89
FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

75 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 76 93
NIFEDIPINE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 94
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

78 95
KETOCONAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

79 97
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

80 98
NEXIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

81 99
COLCRYS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

81 99
MUPIROCIN* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

83 70
BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 84 102
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 104
NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 86 105
BENICAR HCT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 87 106
LABETALOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 88 109
GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

88 109
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

90 111
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 90 111
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O 92 30
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 93 123
CLONIDINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 94 127
ENDOCET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 94 127
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. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.