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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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10,418Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$657K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

38% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 492 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$453K

2014

$483K

2015

$657K

2016

Number of Claims

6,867

2014

7,664

2015

10,418

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 474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

109

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 9
METFORMIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

8 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

11 29
CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

12 33
OMEPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

15 56
DULOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

16 50
TRAMADOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 21
CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 39
MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

19 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

22 41
ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

24 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

24 62
AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

A 26 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 10
FENOFIBRATE* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 124
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

A 29 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

30 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 14
RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

32 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

35 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 18
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

39 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

42 15
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 102
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 106
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 45
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 32
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 37
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 100
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 51 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 65
DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 52 255
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 255
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.