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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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14,655Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$938K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

972 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

20% of this provider’s 972 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 972 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$745K

2014

$841K

2015

$938K

2016

Number of Claims

12,297

2014

14,162

2015

14,655

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 757

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

199

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

O 6 9
OXYCODONE HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 7 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

10 3
TRAZODONE HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

11 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

12 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
LOVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
SERTRALINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

15 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

16 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 17 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

20 11
ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
RANITIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

22 27
FINASTERIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

23 54
TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 21
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

25 63
DULOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

26 50
ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
FUROSEMIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

28 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

29 40
ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
GLIPIZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

32 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

33 16
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 34 72
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 88
PROAIR HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

36 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 42
IBUPROFEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

39 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

40 62
CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 58
VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

43 48
BACLOFEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 44
OXYCONTIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 45 128
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

47 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

48 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

48 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 70
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 37
SYNTHROID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 54 66
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 55 74
FLOVENT HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 145
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

57 218
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

59 23
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

60 79
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

60 43
CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

63 56
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 49
CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 122
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

67 100
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

69 99
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 65
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 46
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 70 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 95
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

73 85
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 75 245
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 76 115
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 34
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 78 147
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 Oct. 11, 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.