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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,601Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$508K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

667 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

18% of this provider’s 667 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 667 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$445K

2014

$424K

2015

$508K

2016

Number of Claims

8,424

2014

8,657

2015

9,601

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 731

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

155

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
METFORMIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 9
SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

13 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

14 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

15 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

16 22
FUROSEMIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

17 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 23
ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 31
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

21 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 42
LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
SYNTHROID 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 57
TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 34
TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 93
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 16
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 77
TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 21
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 62
KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 125
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 36 95
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 36
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 52
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 118
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 42 41
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 Feb. 7, 2013.
  • 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.