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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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9,952Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$532K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

754 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

10% of this provider’s 754 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 754 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$487K

2014

$443K

2015

$532K

2016

Number of Claims

9,486

2014

9,413

2015

9,952

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 821

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

174

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

6 11
GABAPENTIN 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
SERTRALINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

9 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
TRAZODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

11 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

13 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

14 14
METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

15 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 9
MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

17 46
LOVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

18 26
BUPROPION XL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 104
MELOXICAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

21 38
BACLOFEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

22 44
RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

23 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

23 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
OXYCODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 28 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 29 72
METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 51
TRAMADOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 21
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 33 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 22
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 118
GLIPIZIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 75
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 47
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 29
FUROSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 12
ACYCLOVIR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 137
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

44 79
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 40
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 Aug. 15, 2008.
  • 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.