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Prescriber Checkup

LUZ KWAN MD

PMG AT 8300 CONSTITUTION - ADULT HEALTHCARE 8300 CONSTITUTION AVE NE

Albuquerque | New Mexico | 87110

(505) 291-2200

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 229

$663K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 229

996 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
11% 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
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this specialty
in New Mexico
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 996 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 996 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,130 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 731 692 1 1
LISINOPRIL 529 502 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 446 419 3 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 312 298 4 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304 284 5 5
LOVASTATIN 221 213 6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 212 191 7 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 210 183 S3 8 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 190 9 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 174 164 10 15
METFORMIN HCL 152 143 11 6
CARVEDILOL 151 148 12 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142 133 13 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140 127 14 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 125 15 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 125 115 16 77
ATENOLOL 125 125 16 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 107 18 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 113 19 9
TRAMADOL HCL 116 102 20 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 115 115 21 50
RANITIDINE HCL 111 95 22 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111 93 22 20
GABAPENTIN 110 97 24 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 96 25 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 85 26 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 95 89 27 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 92 28 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 86 29 65
FUROSEMIDE 84 81 30 8
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83 74 31 86
WARFARIN SODIUM 80 80 32 17
NAMENDA 73 69 33 39
CRESTOR 67 67 34 30
CEPHALEXIN 64 63 35 87
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 62 S2 36 43
AZITHROMYCIN 60 52 37 53
SERTRALINE HCL 60 49 37 22
PREMARIN 60 60 R 37 101
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 51 40 80
PROAIR HFA 56 34 41 38
GEMFIBROZIL 53 41 42 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 45 43 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 Aug. 14, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.