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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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14,583Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$578K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

794 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

33% of this provider’s 794 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 794 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$408K

2014

$538K

2015

$578K

2016

Number of Claims

9,696

2014

12,402

2015

14,583

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 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 543

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 537

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
SIMVASTATIN 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
GABAPENTIN 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

6 11
LISINOPRIL 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

O 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
FUROSEMIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
TRAZODONE HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

12 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

13 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
LOVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

15 19
GLIPIZIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

16 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

18 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

19 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

20 24
OXYCODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 56
ALLOPURINOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
LORAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
PROAIR HFA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

27 52
SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 18
AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

A 29 49
PAROXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

31 78
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 60
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 33
CELECOXIB 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 96
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 47
BUPROPION HCL SR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 42
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 54
BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 44
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

42 79
IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

45 30
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 70
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 31
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

49 43
SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 85
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

52 69
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

52 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 26
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 35
FLOVENT HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 145
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 61 127
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 62 58
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 62 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 66
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 65 101
ACYCLOVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 137
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 25
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 67 124
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 17, 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.