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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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7,971Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 114 providers in this state and specialty

$781K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 114 providers in this state and specialty

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

2% of this provider’s 590 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

28% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 48%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $24 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$691K

2014

$707K

2015

$781K

2016

Number of Claims

7,414

2014

7,422

2015

7,971

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
SIMVASTATIN 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

1 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
ALPRAZOLAM 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

4 25
METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

6 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

8 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

10 20
FUROSEMIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

12 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

13 32
JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

14 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

15 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

15 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

17 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 58
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

21 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 23 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 53
GABAPENTIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 47
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 95
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 60
CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 42
CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 22
PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 64
OXYCONTIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O 34 108
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 7
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 36 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 117
TOPROL XL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 117
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 119
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 119
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 122
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 123
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 31
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 41
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 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.
  • 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.