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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,027Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 559

$816K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 559

535 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

5% of this provider’s 535 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 535 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 14,025 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$54 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 969 896 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 581 528 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525 521 3 6
LISINOPRIL 505 457 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 402 392 5 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 401 388 6 24
NAMENDA 385 384 7 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 331 320 8 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 314 286 9 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 309 302 10 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 306 306 11 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289 286 12 8
TRAZODONE HCL 274 254 13 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262 261 14 16
METFORMIN HCL 253 235 15 5
GABAPENTIN 211 197 16 9
OMEPRAZOLE 210 200 17 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 201 181 18 13
SERTRALINE HCL 190 178 19 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 168 S3 20 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178 177 21 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 154 22 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156 156 23 14
DIOVAN 142 142 24 55
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 135 119 25 148
MIRTAZAPINE 125 125 26 61
RANITIDINE HCL 115 96 27 26
TRAMADOL HCL 112 93 28 27
PREDNISONE 109 97 29 49
SPIRIVA 108 108 30 67
NOVOLIN R 108 108 30 115
LOVASTATIN 99 94 32 10
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98 92 33 43
PROAIR HFA 96 91 34 29
ATENOLOL 91 91 35 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 91 89 35 37
LEVETIRACETAM 90 50 37 149
CARVEDILOL 89 88 38 38
ALLOPURINOL 85 85 39 34
GENERLAC 85 60 39 163
DIGOXIN 84 84 41 94
CRESTOR 84 84 41 33
GLYBURIDE 82 82 R 43 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 66 44 74
CLONIDINE HCL 74 74 45 68
FINASTERIDE 72 66 46 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 70 46 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 62 48 111
CEPHALEXIN 71 64 48 80
PAROXETINE HCL 70 56 50 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 53 51 119
FAMOTIDINE 67 67 51 93
SYNTHROID 66 66 53 64
LANTUS 64 64 54 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 63 55 41
LACTULOSE 62 62 56 154
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 49 57 22
NYSTATIN 60 58 57 197
KLOR-CON M10 59 59 59 140
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 58 60 120
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 42 61 62
CLOPIDOGREL 53 53 62 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51 51 63 35
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 March 6, 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.