Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

11,878Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$486K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

344 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

8% of this provider’s 304 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 344 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

More resources »

Opioids

21% of this provider’s 344 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$387K

2014

$520K

2015

$486K

2016

Number of Claims

7,309

2014

10,400

2015

11,878

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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 772

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

121

patients, 35% of all patients

1 5
FUROSEMIDE 743

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

2 12
LISINOPRIL 624

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

107

patients, 31% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 557

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

93

patients, 27% of all patients

4 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

5 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

6 1
GABAPENTIN 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

8 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

9 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

10 13
SERTRALINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

11 18
METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

12 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 9
FINASTERIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

14 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
OMEPRAZOLE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

16 4
CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

17 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

18 26
CARVEDILOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

19 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

21 17
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 73
LATANOPROST 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 143
CEPHALEXIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

A 24 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

25 95
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

26 23
GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

27 32
RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

28 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 45
LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 31 74
LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 122
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

34 144
NOVOLIN R 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 208
LEVETIRACETAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 113
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 44
KLOR-CON M20 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

39 125
KLOR-CON 10 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 40 214
SIMVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

41 6
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 85
DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 43 158
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 45 120
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

46 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

47 61
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

48 46
AGGRENOX 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 49 248
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 6, 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.