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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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8,607Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$611K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

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

33% 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

34% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% 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

12 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

$493K

2014

$546K

2015

$611K

2016

Number of Claims

7,178

2014

8,201

2015

8,607

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
LISINOPRIL 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

O 3 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

4 35
FUROSEMIDE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

5 12
METFORMIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
ATENOLOL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

8 31
ALPRAZOLAM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

9 29
SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

12 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

17 7
GABAPENTIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

18 8
ALLOPURINOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

19 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

A 20 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

21 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

23 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A 25 114
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 28
IBUPROFEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 23
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 34 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 61
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 185
PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 43
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 19
GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 26
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 37
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 27
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 45
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 March 22, 2017.
  • 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.