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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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8,860Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$631K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

50% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$534K

2014

$581K

2015

$631K

2016

Number of Claims

7,809

2014

7,972

2015

8,860

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 520

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

133

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

6 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
OMEPRAZOLE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

9 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

11 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 9
GABAPENTIN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

14 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

15 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

A 16 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

17 26
AZITHROMYCIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

A 18 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

19 41
CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 33
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 36
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 21
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

23 136
SYNTHROID 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 31
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 84
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

29 52
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
FUROSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 12
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 88
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 17
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

34 43
AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 35 109
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 45
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 97
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 73
JANUMET 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 40 194
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 40 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 24
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

43 30
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 96
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 16
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. 16, 2010.
  • 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.