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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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6,055Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$574K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

161 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

0% of this provider’s 106 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 161 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 161 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$95 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$443K

2014

$482K

2015

$574K

2016

Number of Claims

6,352

2014

5,799

2015

6,055

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 386

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

69

patients, 43% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 352

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

59

patients, 37% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

45

patients, 28% of all patients

3 4
NOVOFINE 214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 29% of all patients

10 4 138
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

29

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
GABAPENTIN 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 20% of all patients

6 8
FUROSEMIDE 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 17% of all patients

7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 17% of all patients

8 7
SIMVASTATIN 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 16% of all patients

9 6
LANTUS 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

10 53
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 18% of all patients

11 73
INSULIN SYRINGE* 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 17% of all patients

11 125
IBUPROFEN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 16% of all patients

13 30
GLIPIZIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

14 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

15 51
RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

16 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

17 41
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

18 159
CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

19 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

20 15
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 21 83
INSULIN SYRINGE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

22 131
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

23 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 24 10
METFORMIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 25 3
FLOVENT HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 26 145
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 Feb. 28, 2012.
  • 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.