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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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12,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$719K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

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

35% 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

30% of this provider’s 654 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 654 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$735K

2014

$760K

2015

$719K

2016

Number of Claims

12,561

2014

13,739

2015

12,754

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 706

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 664

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

4 7
FUROSEMIDE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

5 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

11 23
CARVEDILOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

12 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

15 34
ARMOUR THYROID 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

16 173
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

17 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

A 18 66
FAMOTIDINE* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

19 67
GABAPENTIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

21 51
TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 17
LOVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 26
GLIPIZIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 75
ESTRADIOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 133
PROGESTERONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 200
GEMFIBROZIL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 92
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 39
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 31
CELECOXIB 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 96
KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 125
ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 70
ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 39 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 61
TRAMADOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 41 21
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 64
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 43 36
FENTANYL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 89
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A 46 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 78
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 22
MUPIROCIN* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

51 123
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 73
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 52 69
IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 30
NIFEDIPINE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 139
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 42
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 80
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 59 108
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 59 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 61 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 61 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 15
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 63 50
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 65 147
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 66 63
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 Jan. 2, 2014.
  • 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.