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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 559

$781K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 559

1,100 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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

9% of this provider’s 1,100 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 1,100 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 11,876 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 707 559 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 535 468 2 3
LISINOPRIL 491 455 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 441 346 S3 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 379 302 5 4
LOVASTATIN 362 332 6 10
ATENOLOL 305 270 7 15
GABAPENTIN 288 226 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 251 213 9 5
TRAZODONE HCL 246 186 10 28
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 238 230 11 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 232 217 12 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230 201 13 6
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 230 230 13 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 206 13 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 220 16 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 223 138 17 17
OXYCODONE HCL 207 40 S2 18 32
SERTRALINE HCL 204 168 19 19
FUROSEMIDE 196 182 20 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 192 147 21 22
RANITIDINE HCL 185 135 22 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 176 145 23 37
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 169 150 24 81
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168 142 25 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 165 125 26 46
GLIPIZIDE 157 151 27 31
ALLOPURINOL 143 129 28 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134 120 29 25
PROAIR HFA 133 97 30 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131 96 S2 31 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 121 32 14
FINASTERIDE 118 107 33 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 108 99 34 60
AZITHROMYCIN 106 76 35 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99 86 36 16
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 96 68 37 210
PAROXETINE HCL 94 63 38 48
VENTOLIN HFA 93 81 39 113
FELODIPINE ER 93 89 39 72
CRESTOR 93 85 39 33
ENDOCET 83 59 S2 42 105
INSULIN SYRINGE 81 69 43 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80 76 44 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80 64 44 23
MIRTAZAPINE 76 63 46 61
OXYCONTIN 75 27 S2 47 122
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 63 R 47 58
LANTUS 73 61 49 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 50 49 41
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72 66 51 84
LEVOTHROID 69 61 52 99
ACYCLOVIR 69 48 52 165
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 69 52 107
SPIRIVA 68 62 55 67
SYNTHROID 67 59 56 64
IBUPROFEN 66 28 57 30
BACLOFEN 65 44 58 90
PREDNISONE 64 51 59 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 44 60 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 16 R 60 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63 57 60 136
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 47 63 119
DONEPEZIL HCL 58 51 64 36
FLOVENT HFA 58 47 64 129
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 33 S2 66 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 54 54 66 24
TRAMADOL HCL 53 46 68 27
CARVEDILOL 52 49 69 38
SINGULAIR 52 26 69 130
CLOPIDOGREL 52 45 69 51
VERAPAMIL ER 50 28 72 89
CELEBREX 50 44 72 86
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 Oct. 11, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.