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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,722Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 559

$805K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 559

600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

11% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,196 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 932 726 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 534 366 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 516 334 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 514 288 S3 4 7
FUROSEMIDE 492 409 5 11
LISINOPRIL 489 341 6 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 431 346 7 23
ATENOLOL 342 276 8 15
METFORMIN HCL 261 184 9 5
SERTRALINE HCL 253 196 10 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250 186 11 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216 171 12 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 208 149 13 24
GABAPENTIN 201 110 14 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200 152 15 12
GLYBURIDE 193 130 R 16 45
TRAMADOL HCL 176 149 17 27
PREDNISONE 173 126 18 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 131 19 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 142 20 13
ALLOPURINOL 150 144 21 34
LANTUS 149 109 22 40
MELOXICAM 148 49 23 42
LOVASTATIN 144 111 24 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142 110 25 20
CLOPIDOGREL 141 130 26 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133 118 27 16
CARVEDILOL 127 109 28 38
NAMENDA 112 100 29 56
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 108 71 30 102
NITROFURANTOIN 106 49 31 160
PROAIR HFA 99 39 32 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 96 84 33 36
PROPRANOLOL HCL 92 66 34 119
LYRICA 90 17 35 125
PLAVIX 90 82 35 76
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 66 37 47
OXYCODONE HCL 89 24 S2 37 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87 46 R 39 54
RANITIDINE HCL 86 42 40 26
SYNTHROID 86 75 40 64
PAROXETINE HCL 84 75 42 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 59 43 41
CEPHALEXIN 82 62 43 80
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 45 45 107
GLIPIZIDE 77 65 46 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 64 47 14
AZITHROMYCIN 73 46 48 39
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 28 49 65
DIOVAN 70 70 50 55
KLOR-CON M20 69 59 51 103
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 0 S2 52 70
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67 40 R 53 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 40 54 120
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 47 55 156
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 57 55 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 34 55 62
ENDOCET 61 11 S2 58 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 35 58 96
NEXIUM 61 40 58 57
ACTOS 56 30 61 87
FINASTERIDE 53 53 62 59
FELODIPINE ER 53 53 62 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 36 64 46
DIGOXIN 52 43 64 94
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 0 R 66 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 27 66 37
FENOFIBRATE 50 35 68 69
CRESTOR 50 50 68 33
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 10, 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.