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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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10,785Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$484K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

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

89% 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

43% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

54% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$467K

2014

$435K

2015

$484K

2016

Number of Claims

9,859

2014

10,011

2015

10,785

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 760

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

108

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 9
ALPRAZOLAM 653

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

96

patients, 23% of all patients

2 29
LISINOPRIL 616

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

166

patients, 40% of all patients

3 2
MELOXICAM 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

146

patients, 36% of all patients

4 38
OMEPRAZOLE 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

99

patients, 24% of all patients

5 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 25
METFORMIN HCL 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

107

patients, 26% of all patients

7 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

94

patients, 23% of all patients

8 10
IBUPROFEN 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

9 30
GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

10 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

11 40
TRAMADOL HCL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

O 12 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

13 14
RANITIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

14 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

15 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

16 7
PREDNISONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

17 43
SIMVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

17 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

19 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

20 16
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

22 22
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

23 18
GLIPIZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

24 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

24 5
NAPROXEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

A 27 111
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

A 28 49
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

29 52
FUROSEMIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 12
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

31 97
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 58
MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 134
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

33 106
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

35 23
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A 35 94
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 37 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

38 15
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 150
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 31
CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 251
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 65
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 April 11, 2011.
  • 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.