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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hematology Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,811Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 18

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 18

567 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

32% of this provider’s 567 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 567 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,675 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $266 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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
GABAPENTIN 532 324 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 419 303 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 408 287 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 389 246 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 371 279 5 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 354 241 S3 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312 218 7 11
NIFEDIPINE ER 293 242 8 12
GLIPIZIDE ER 287 185 9 13
OXYCODONE HCL 279 124 S2 10 4
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 261 43 S2 11 15
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 252 78 S2 12 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 247 150 13 18
LOVASTATIN 231 191 14 22
FAMOTIDINE 226 114 15 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226 168 15 23
ATENOLOL 222 183 17 26
TERAZOSIN HCL 218 171 18 27
LISINOPRIL 216 174 19 28
CARISOPRODOL 208 45 R 20 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 180 21 30
SIMVASTATIN 194 143 22 31
KLOR-CON M20 186 133 23 32
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 179 57 S2 24 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 174 125 25 25
PREDNISONE 173 148 26 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160 106 S2 27 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 159 121 28 14
FINASTERIDE 150 142 29 16
SERTRALINE HCL 148 99 30 34
CLOPIDOGREL 145 86 31 35
TRAZODONE HCL 142 60 32 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 80 33 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135 115 34 20
GLIPIZIDE XL 130 107 35 39
PROAIR HFA 113 84 36 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 112 75 37 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 108 38 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 104 49 39 46
PAROXETINE HCL 103 77 40 47
MORPHINE SULFATE 103 31 S2 40 47
LACTULOSE 101 68 42 49
SUCRALFATE 97 70 43 50
CELEBREX 94 78 44 51
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 94 45 44 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 87 79 46 53
RANITIDINE HCL 85 62 47 54
IBUPROFEN 83 69 48 55
CLONIDINE HCL 82 56 49 56
METRONIDAZOLE 81 52 50 57
ACTOS 81 47 50 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79 29 R 52 59
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79 50 52 59
METOLAZONE 77 24 54 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 77 50 54 61
SPIRIVA 76 45 56 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 45 57 64
RISPERIDONE 73 49 58 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 37 59 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 23 59 66
ALLOPURINOL 71 45 61 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 46 62 71
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 17 R 63 72
PLAVIX 68 43 64 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 65 64 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 37 66 75
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 54 66 75
NAPROXEN 66 29 68 77
MECLIZINE HCL 66 46 68 77
AZITHROMYCIN 66 50 68 77
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 64 45 71 80
TRAMADOL HCL 61 46 72 81
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 61 47 72 81
CEPHALEXIN 60 44 74 83
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 37 74 83
FENTANYL 60 14 S2 74 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 47 77 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 54 78 89
LYRICA 53 30 79 91
GEMFIBROZIL 53 38 79 91
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 31 81 93
CARVEDILOL 51 51 81 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 14 83 96
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 26, 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.