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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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5,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 114 providers in this state and specialty

$601K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 114 providers in this state and specialty

202 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in New Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 150 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

48% of this provider’s 202 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 48%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 202 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$104 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $24 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$331K

2014

$480K

2015

$601K

2016

Number of Claims

5,443

2014

6,165

2015

5,778

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 262

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

59

patients, 29% of all patients

1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
METFORMIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
LIDOCAINE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

6 50
OMEPRAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

7 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

8 58
FAMOTIDINE* 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

9 51
MELOXICAM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

10 43
CELECOXIB 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

10 58
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

12 48
JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

12 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

14 38
GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

15 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

16 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

17 34
DEXILANT 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

18 84
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

19 41
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 26% of all patients

A 19 15
CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

21 55
VOLTAREN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

22 92
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

23 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

24 10
TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

O 25 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

26 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

O 27 2
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

28 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

29 103
SIMVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

30 12
LISINOPRIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

31 18
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

32 113
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 33 49
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

34 123
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 35 66
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 Sept. 24, 2013.
  • 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.