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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,043Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 559

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 559

765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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 765 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 765 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 13,803 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LISINOPRIL 939 641 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 766 561 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 622 276 S3 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 614 381 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 568 432 5 11
SIMVASTATIN 543 388 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 541 433 7 6
GABAPENTIN 524 348 8 9
TRAZODONE HCL 361 215 9 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359 298 10 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 356 268 11 21
METFORMIN HCL 306 189 12 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 302 249 13 16
MELOXICAM 296 224 14 42
TRAMADOL HCL 283 174 15 27
MIRTAZAPINE 257 211 16 61
RISPERIDONE 243 147 17 91
METFORMIN HCL ER 229 152 18 75
ATENOLOL 228 116 19 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 227 181 20 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 169 21 8
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 221 60 R 22 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 216 137 23 22
CEFUROXIME 210 141 24 128
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 206 81 25 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 204 191 26 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201 163 27 12
CLOPIDOGREL 193 157 28 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189 152 29 41
LANTUS 181 97 30 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 165 71 31 37
NAMENDA 165 146 31 56
RANITIDINE HCL 158 105 33 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 156 108 34 135
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 131 35 25
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 154 106 S3 36 83
AZITHROMYCIN 150 104 37 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 148 70 38 81
NEXIUM 141 73 39 57
SERTRALINE HCL 134 103 40 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129 99 41 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 111 42 13
NOVOLIN R 124 62 43 115
HYDROXYZINE HCL 120 86 R 44 108
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 120 96 44 60
PLAVIX 119 100 46 76
KLOR-CON M10 114 75 47 140
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 109 30 R 48 159
OXYCODONE HCL 108 28 S2 49 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104 57 50 96
PREDNISONE 103 61 51 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 102 87 52 138
KLOR-CON M20 99 69 53 103
PROAIR HFA 98 28 54 29
FENTANYL 98 76 S2 54 88
LYRICA 97 58 56 125
ALLOPURINOL 94 52 57 34
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 93 44 58 98
CYMBALTA 90 64 59 78
DETROL LA 89 65 60 164
JANUVIA 88 55 61 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 58 61 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 49 63 52
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84 28 R 64 116
PAROXETINE HCL 84 34 64 48
CARVEDILOL 82 72 66 38
OLANZAPINE 82 24 66 187
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 79 68 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 33 R 68 58
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80 19 S2 68 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 69 71 109
GLYBURIDE 79 51 R 71 45
DIOVAN 78 71 73 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 69 74 107
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 69 75 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 49 76 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 42 77 14
NOVOLOG 67 35 77 155
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67 45 77 173
FLUOCINONIDE 67 38 77 191
LIPITOR 67 54 77 126
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 47 82 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 21 82 111
GLIPIZIDE XL 62 44 84 146
CARISOPRODOL 58 18 R 85 73
GLIPIZIDE 56 41 86 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 37 86 74
NITROFURANTOIN 55 42 88 160
LOVASTATIN 55 31 88 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 0 90 246
FAMOTIDINE 53 42 91 93
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 42 S2 92 44
IBUPROFEN 52 22 92 30
AMIODARONE HCL 52 52 92 199
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 30 95 53
SEROQUEL 51 36 95 259
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 16 95 190
NABUMETONE 50 45 98 121
ACTOS 50 42 98 87
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 Feb. 5, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.