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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 14

$2.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 14

1,485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

17% of this provider’s 1,485 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,485 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 40,940 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,252 2,124 1 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,658 1,528 2 4
LISINOPRIL 1,428 1,321 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,409 1,281 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,285 1,142 5 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,248 1,224 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,089 1,002 7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,048 966 8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,046 984 9 12
GABAPENTIN 968 802 10 8
NAMENDA 956 885 11 10
MIRTAZAPINE 874 823 12 13
METFORMIN HCL 747 703 13 15
OMEPRAZOLE 697 637 14 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 668 591 S3 15 14
LANTUS 656 591 16 19
PRAZOSIN HCL 639 544 10 17 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 561 485 18 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 552 445 19 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 545 504 20 20
TRAZODONE HCL 543 477 21 16
OLANZAPINE 497 377 22 30
RISPERIDONE 485 407 23 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 481 447 24 21
SERTRALINE HCL 441 369 25 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 431 387 26 17
RAMIPRIL 394 335 27 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 391 354 28 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 389 348 29 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 388 328 30 29
CARVEDILOL 388 336 30 31
NOVOLIN R 385 355 32 37
CYMBALTA 356 322 33 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 319 277 34 36
NOVOLOG 317 285 35 38
FAMOTIDINE 314 272 36 41
KLOR-CON M20 308 274 37 35
FINASTERIDE 305 302 38 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 272 242 39 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264 217 40 32
PROMETHAZINE HCL 260 226 R 41 53
LEVETIRACETAM 257 156 42 56
KLOR-CON M10 256 241 43 46
RANITIDINE HCL 255 200 44 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251 234 45 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 244 235 46 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 239 227 47 58
GENERLAC 237 209 48 59
BACLOFEN 237 145 48 59
ATENOLOL 228 197 50 39
CLOPIDOGREL 228 203 50 43
LOVASTATIN 226 196 52 50
EXELON 225 225 53 62
ENULOSE 224 200 54 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 215 176 55 44
GLIPIZIDE 211 195 56 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 206 183 57 56
SEROQUEL 202 166 58 70
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 201 184 59 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200 161 60 54
PREDNISONE 199 182 61 48
MELOXICAM 199 178 61 28
FENTANYL 198 177 S2 63 71
LAMOTRIGINE 193 128 64 72
HALOPERIDOL 189 155 65 75
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184 159 S2 66 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 178 178 67 80
PLAVIX 177 160 68 61
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 176 111 69 81
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 172 160 70 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 169 150 71 83
OXYCODONE HCL 168 114 S2 72 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165 144 73 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 164 146 74 84
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 153 101 75 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 152 139 76 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 151 93 77 87
NYSTATIN 149 139 78 88
TRAMADOL HCL 149 142 78 49
ALLOPURINOL 148 147 80 90
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 144 74 81 91
CLONIDINE HCL 138 110 82 92
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 137 94 S2 83 93
DIOVAN 136 136 84 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 130 120 85 77
GLYBURIDE 127 125 R 86 69
PAROXETINE HCL 125 122 87 95
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 124 104 88 68
DIGOXIN 119 119 89 74
TRAVATAN Z 118 118 90 96
CEPHALEXIN 117 108 91 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL 113 100 92 99
CARBAMAZEPINE 109 57 93 100
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 109 83 R 93 100
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 107 101 95 102
LATANOPROST 105 100 96 103
SPIRIVA 104 79 97 104
METRONIDAZOLE 104 82 97 104
NYSTOP 103 94 99 106
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102 85 100 79
BUPROPION HCL 102 88 100 107
LIDODERM 100 97 102 109
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 96 87 103 110
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 93 80 104 85
AZITHROMYCIN 92 86 105 111
VENLAFAXINE HCL 92 56 105 111
LEXAPRO 90 80 107 113
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89 72 108 114
CEFTRIAXONE 88 75 109 115
IBUPROFEN 87 56 110 116
PROPRANOLOL HCL 86 68 111 117
AVELOX 85 78 112 118
HYDROXYZINE HCL 85 73 R 112 118
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 72 114 88
FLOVENT HFA 82 77 115 120
VOLTAREN 81 79 116 121
MECLIZINE HCL 78 74 117 122
ABILIFY 77 61 118 123
ERYTHROMYCIN 76 71 119 124
LIDOCAINE HCL 76 63 119 124
CRESTOR 75 63 121 127
FELODIPINE ER 74 70 122 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71 56 R 123 76
LEVEMIR 68 55 124 130
NAPROXEN 66 57 125 94
TIMOLOL MALEATE 64 61 126 131
NITROFURANTOIN 64 59 126 131
BUMETANIDE 63 59 128 133
BUPROPION HCL SR 63 38 128 133
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 59 130 135
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 58 28 131 136
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57 34 132 66
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 57 57 132 137
OXYCONTIN 57 39 S2 132 137
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 57 40 132 137
SANTYL 56 49 136 140
ACTOS 56 48 136 140
DILTIAZEM HCL 55 53 138 142
CELEBREX 54 54 139 143
NITROSTAT 54 49 139 143
RENVELA 53 33 141 145
PREMARIN 53 46 R 141 145
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 53 141 145
AMOXICILLIN 53 51 141 145
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 52 145 150
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 48 146 152
VERAPAMIL HCL 51 42 146 152
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 51 146 152
AGGRENOX 51 51 146 152
PHENADOZ 51 44 10 146 152
HYDROCORTISONE 51 51 146 152
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 50 40 152 158
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 May 29, 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.