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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,106Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$703K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

961 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in New Mexico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 961 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 961 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$435K

2014

$526K

2015

$703K

2016

Number of Claims

8,752

2014

10,548

2015

14,106

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LISINOPRIL 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

O 3 9
GABAPENTIN 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
IBUPROFEN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

5 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

8 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

9 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

10 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

11 13
TRAZODONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

12 17
PREDNISONE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

13 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 25
AZITHROMYCIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

A 16 49
SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

17 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

18 16
ALPRAZOLAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

19 29
VENTOLIN HFA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

20 48
LORAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

20 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
FUROSEMIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

26 15
LIDOCAINE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

27 116
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

28 7
TIZANIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

29 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

30 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

31 14
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 55
PROAIR HFA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

34 52
SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 18
DOXEPIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 198
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 35
MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 46
TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 34
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 91
LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 74
CEPHALEXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

A 43 76
MUPIROCIN* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

43 123
AMOXICILLIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A 45 109
CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 39
FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 54
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

48 58
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

48 79
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 111
RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

51 27
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 44
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 36
BUPROPION HCL SR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 99
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 19
LACTULOSE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

57 140
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 38
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 60 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 3% of all patients

61 106
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 31
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 50
HYDROCORTISONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

63 223
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 85
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

66 150
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 66 82
NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

68 68
GEMFIBROZIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 92
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A 70 141
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 103
ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 189
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 22
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 77
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

74 148
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 33
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 80
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 45
METHOCARBAMOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

79 251
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 87
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 17, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.