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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,069Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 559

$440K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 559

434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
22% 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

5% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,409 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

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
LISINOPRIL 338 295 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 328 289 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 299 261 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 175 156 4 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150 142 5 16
CRESTOR 144 138 6 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143 143 7 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 139 109 8 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 122 9 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 99 10 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111 85 S3 11 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 100 87 12 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 97 90 13 75
METFORMIN HCL 96 83 14 5
FUROSEMIDE 95 94 15 11
CHLORTHALIDONE 85 83 16 100
CITALOPRAM HBR 82 81 17 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76 68 18 17
ALLOPURINOL 70 61 19 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 61 19 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 59 21 22
LOVASTATIN 62 47 21 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 49 23 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59 59 24 110
MIRTAZAPINE 58 53 25 61
SPIRIVA 56 37 26 67
CLOPIDOGREL 56 52 26 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 55 54 28 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 51 29 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50 45 30 12
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 Sept. 27, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.