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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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15,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$928K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

561 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

34% of this provider’s 561 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 561 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$944K

2014

$922K

2015

$928K

2016

Number of Claims

17,827

2014

16,372

2015

15,489

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 684

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

114

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

117

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

4 23
FUROSEMIDE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

5 12
METFORMIN HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
LISINOPRIL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
GABAPENTIN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
ALPRAZOLAM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

11 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

13 16
FENTANYL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 14 89
CLOPIDOGREL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

15 39
RANITIDINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

16 27
CRESTOR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

17 80
SERTRALINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
TRAMADOL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

20 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

21 11
ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 55
JANUVIA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
CEPHALEXIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

A 28 76
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

29 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 34
TEMAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

36 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 47
DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 120
ROPINIROLE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 84
MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 38
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 73
PREMARIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 43 204
PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 25
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 97
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 26
ESTRADIOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 133
INSULIN SYRINGE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 131
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 88
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 102
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 45
CELECOXIB 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 96
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 53 110
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 17
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 55 158
LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 37
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 42
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 32
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 61 128
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 62 64
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 114
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

64 48
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

65 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 78
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 22
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 19
CHLORTHALIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 68 107
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

71 28
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 72 160
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 70
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 March 9, 2017.
  • 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.