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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,924Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 559

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 559

584 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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 Average for
this specialty
in New Mexico
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 584 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 584 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 11,657 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 Mexico
OMEPRAZOLE 756 602 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 700 473 S3 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 568 418 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 441 417 4 6
LISINOPRIL 431 331 5 1
SIMVASTATIN 399 328 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 370 265 7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 360 267 8 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 295 247 9 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264 238 10 12
FENTANYL 197 173 S2 11 88
METFORMIN HCL 195 136 12 5
SERTRALINE HCL 193 172 13 19
GABAPENTIN 185 159 14 9
ATENOLOL 179 144 15 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170 134 16 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 169 135 17 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 159 130 18 24
KLOR-CON 10 156 129 19 141
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151 125 20 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 145 127 21 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140 109 22 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 125 23 20
RANITIDINE HCL 132 80 24 26
PROAIR HFA 125 95 25 29
MELOXICAM 125 111 25 42
CLOPIDOGREL 122 110 27 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 88 28 8
CRESTOR 119 112 29 33
TRAMADOL HCL 118 83 30 27
JANUVIA 117 96 31 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115 110 32 14
PREMARIN 114 103 R 33 97
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 105 34 18
NEXIUM 110 87 35 57
LANTUS 108 64 36 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 105 73 37 37
CYMBALTA 103 96 38 78
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98 71 39 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97 41 R 40 54
CEPHALEXIN 95 79 41 80
CARVEDILOL 93 80 42 38
BUMETANIDE 89 70 43 212
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87 65 44 109
DILTIAZEM ER 85 74 45 118
LOVASTATIN 85 51 45 10
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 53 47 132
NIFEDIPINE ER 81 81 48 139
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 43 48 46
ALLOPURINOL 78 67 50 34
LEVOFLOXACIN 77 67 51 176
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 74 38 52 220
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 49 52 65
CARISOPRODOL 72 35 R 54 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 52 55 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 71 55 36
SPIRIVA 71 70 55 67
PLAVIX 67 59 58 76
LIPITOR 66 55 59 126
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 54 60 120
GLIPIZIDE 64 33 61 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 58 62 53
AMIODARONE HCL 62 58 63 199
AZITHROMYCIN 60 43 64 39
RISPERIDONE 60 46 64 91
VERAPAMIL ER 58 53 66 89
COMBIVENT 58 24 66 186
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 17 R 68 116
CELEBREX 56 52 68 86
GLYBURIDE 55 44 R 70 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 35 71 110
DIOVAN 52 39 72 55
ACTOS 51 46 73 87
FINASTERIDE 50 50 74 59
CLONIDINE HCL 50 37 74 68
LYRICA 50 30 74 125
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 Dec. 23, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.