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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Legal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 12

$739K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 12

359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
14% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,169 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 639 591 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 582 534 2 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 345 331 3 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297 286 4 5
LISINOPRIL 280 273 5 2
DIOVAN 256 241 6 17
SIMVASTATIN 254 234 7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 238 230 8 11
OMEPRAZOLE 232 229 9 7
FUROSEMIDE 189 185 10 14
NEXIUM 182 162 11 25
RAMIPRIL 177 153 12 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 159 13 10
CRESTOR 152 151 14 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147 144 15 14
SYNTHROID 138 134 16 29
LOVAZA 130 123 17 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127 113 S3 18 9
METFORMIN HCL 125 123 19 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121 119 20 26
ZETIA 120 112 21 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 105 22 8
ALLOPURINOL 102 87 23 19
TIZANIDINE HCL 88 72 24 33
AZITHROMYCIN 83 74 25 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 66 26 24
AMOXICILLIN 72 62 27 35
PAROXETINE HCL 72 51 27 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 71 29 21
CLONIDINE HCL 70 70 30 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 56 31 37
SERTRALINE HCL 67 67 32 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63 63 33 20
TRAZODONE HCL 63 55 33 40
DIOVAN HCT 62 62 35 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 62 62 35 41
RANITIDINE HCL 61 60 37 43
GUANFACINE HCL 59 57 R 38 45
TOPROL XL 59 56 38 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 52 40 48
MELOXICAM 56 55 41 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 52 42 52
CARVEDILOL 54 54 43 54
GABAPENTIN 52 48 44 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 50 44 55
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 47 46 28
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.