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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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11,304Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$764K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

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

27% 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

18% of this provider’s 632 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 632 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

$68 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

$695K

2014

$809K

2015

$764K

2016

Number of Claims

10,208

2014

10,964

2015

11,304

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 563

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 540

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
OXYCODONE HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

8 7
GABAPENTIN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

10 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

15 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

17 28
SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
BACLOFEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 44
RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

21 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 54
TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 47
CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 33
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 36
FUROSEMIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 12
TRAMADOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 31 25
LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
BUPROPION HCL SR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 99
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 63
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 50
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 83
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 43
FENTANYL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 89
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 35
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 70
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

44 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 45
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 61
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 59
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 60
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 52 85
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 37
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 54 146
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 54 55
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 77
IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 30
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 56
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 Sept. 20, 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.