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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,279Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 229

$30 Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 229 out of 229

392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

24% of this provider’s 392 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 392 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 22,266 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$0 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

62 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
LISINOPRIL 1,071 1,058 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,036 943 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,000 935 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 894 811 4 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 842 730 5 21
SIMVASTATIN 677 664 6 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 664 629 S3 7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 645 536 8 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 540 528 9 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 532 520 10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 485 483 11 17
METFORMIN HCL 479 459 12 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 421 410 13 5
LOVASTATIN 402 384 14 11
NAMENDA 392 372 15 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 377 361 16 13
MIRTAZAPINE 371 357 17 52
OXYCONTIN 359 331 S2 18 88
PAROXETINE HCL 354 351 19 49
GABAPENTIN 345 299 20 10
ATENOLOL 343 322 21 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306 280 22 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 293 270 23 82
TRAZODONE HCL 292 242 24 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 262 221 25 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 262 211 25 24
SERTRALINE HCL 253 214 27 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 208 203 28 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 189 148 29 148
CARVEDILOL 187 184 30 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 184 184 31 78
CLOPIDOGREL 179 179 32 44
OXYCODONE HCL 177 141 S2 33 37
GLIPIZIDE XL 166 166 34 134
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 162 148 35 20
PREDNISONE 156 146 36 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154 153 37 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153 124 S2 38 43
FINASTERIDE 151 151 39 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150 117 40 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143 142 41 33
GEMFIBROZIL 141 129 42 62
ALLOPURINOL 136 136 43 27
NEXIUM 131 124 44 48
DETROL LA 128 128 45 125
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 127 46 99
FELODIPINE ER 125 125 47 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 122 66 48 96
RANITIDINE HCL 121 102 49 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 117 117 50 89
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 109 51 56
LYRICA 110 110 52 100
LOPERAMIDE 109 108 53 229
CEPHALEXIN 109 107 53 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 100 55 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101 94 56 122
FENTANYL 99 99 S2 57 108
TRAMADOL HCL 94 92 58 26
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93 73 59 85
PLAVIX 92 91 60 72
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 92 92 S2 60 70
METFORMIN HCL ER 91 83 62 77
GLIPIZIDE 88 88 63 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 77 64 47
MECLIZINE HCL 86 86 64 131
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82 78 66 90
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 80 80 67 117
VENLAFAXINE HCL 76 76 68 145
LANTUS 74 57 69 40
OLANZAPINE 72 72 70 109
RISPERIDONE 72 43 70 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 49 72 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67 66 73 132
IBUPROFEN 66 54 74 60
CELEBREX 65 53 75 71
DIGOXIN 63 63 76 92
FAMOTIDINE 62 62 77 84
VENTOLIN HFA 62 43 77 181
LIDODERM 61 55 79 218
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 61 61 79 184
AGGRENOX 60 60 81 157
RANEXA 60 60 81 267
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 30 R 81 147
BUMETANIDE 59 59 84 227
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 58 85 25
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 45 85 199
GENERLAC 57 57 87 171
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 53 88 136
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 56 88 98
FLUCONAZOLE 55 0 90 286
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 52 90 74
CYMBALTA 54 53 92 64
NYSTATIN 53 48 93 233
DILTIAZEM ER 53 53 93 123
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52 52 95 158
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 52 95 51
TRICOR 52 52 95 176
METHADONE HCL 51 0 S2 98 169
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 50 98 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 25 R 100 75
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.