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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 569

$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 569

829 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in New Mexico
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 829 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 829 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in New Mexico
LISINOPRIL 719 585 153 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 719 533 130 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 405 291 82 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 395 340 78 4 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 381 354 74 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 325 214 69 6 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309 277 66 7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 308 282 71 8 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300 244 68 9 10
METFORMIN HCL 287 238 60 10 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 275 203 87 S3 11 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259 205 55 12 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241 236* 46 13 15
GABAPENTIN 217 162 43 14 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 178 148 27 15 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 145 33 16 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 151 127 121 17 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147 142* 31 18 13
CARVEDILOL 132 101 29 19 38
SERTRALINE HCL 132 103 28 19 20
ARMOUR THYROID 126 115 31 R 21 173
CITALOPRAM HBR 125 100 28 22 23
TRAMADOL HCL 121 98 37 23 25
LOVASTATIN 109 81 27 24 12
ALPRAZOLAM 108 84 35 B 25 28
FENTANYL 99 70 25 S2 26 98
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 93* 23 27 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 96 77 19 28 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 95 90* 24 29 43
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 88 69 19 30 103
LANTUS 88 40 14 30 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 71 22 32 18
CLOPIDOGREL 83 83 16 33 34
RANITIDINE HCL 83 56 13 33 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 50 24 33 52
METFORMIN HCL ER 83 64 20 33 70
MELOXICAM 82 60 20 37 40
CELEBREX 79 74* 17 38 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 60 20 38 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 49 19 40 21
ATENOLOL 74 69* 17 41 19
LORAZEPAM 73 68* 23 B 42 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 16 13 43 122
PROGESTERONE 71 66* 19 43 218
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 70 54 65 45 88
TRAZODONE HCL 70 65* 18 45 24
PAROXETINE HCL 69 57 16 47 55
LACTULOSE 67 37 15 48 144
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 41 11 48 101
VIVELLE-DOT 66 61* 16 50 222
FAMOTIDINE* 65 <11 <11 51 87
AZITHROMYCIN 65 51 55 51 44
GEMFIBROZIL 64 <11 <11 53 85
GLIPIZIDE 64 32 13 53 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 58* 18 55 22
NEXIUM 63 58* 16 55 73
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 43 13 55 76
CYMBALTA 62 50 16 58 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 42 50 59 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 55* 17 60 39
DIOVAN 60 60 15 60 61
LEVEMIR 55 <11 <11 62 146
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 36 16 62 17
ALLOPURINOL 55 50* 12 62 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 54 13 65 140
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 <11 <11 66 138
BENICAR 50 <11 <11 67 129
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 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.
  • 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.