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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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9,499Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$747K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 473 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

20% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$550K

2014

$592K

2015

$747K

2016

Number of Claims

7,952

2014

8,274

2015

9,499

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 516

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 446

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

135

patients, 24% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

4 11
METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

6 22
OMEPRAZOLE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 8 9
GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

12 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

13 42
LOVASTATIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

15 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 21
SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
OXYCODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 19 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

20 15
RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 27
BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 44
VENTOLIN HFA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
FUROSEMIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 55
LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 37
IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 30
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 14
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 64
NAPROXEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 68
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 85
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 36 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 26
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 88
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 41 33
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 43 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 65
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

45 52
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 Nov. 9, 2015.
  • 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.