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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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5,905Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 125 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$295K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 177 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 536 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

6% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 655 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$363K

2014

$321K

2015

$295K

2016

Number of Claims

7,034

2014

6,262

2015

5,905

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 410

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

143

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

9 6
IBUPROFEN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

10 30
LOVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

11 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

14 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

15 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 15 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

17 35
GLIPIZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 32
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

19 73
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 38
SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 48
ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 24 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 O 25 25
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 26 21
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 31
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 27 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 22
FUROSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 23
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 100
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 Aug. 14, 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.