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Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pharmacist, Pharmacist Clinician PhC/ Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,705Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

3,040 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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 2,137 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

0 of this provider’s 3,040 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


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

$645K

2014

$801K

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

9,263

2014

11,559

2015

16,705

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,103

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

327

patients, 11% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,056

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

380

patients, 13% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 847

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

302

patients, 10% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 796

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

262

patients, 9% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 745

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

226

patients, 7% of all patients

5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 698

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

240

patients, 8% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

226

patients, 7% of all patients

7 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

162

patients, 5% of all patients

8 10
SERTRALINE HCL 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

110

patients, 4% of all patients

9 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

140

patients, 5% of all patients

10 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

136

patients, 4% of all patients

11 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

101

patients, 3% of all patients

12 16
TRAZODONE HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

93

patients, 3% of all patients

13 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

94

patients, 3% of all patients

14 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

98

patients, 3% of all patients

15 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

95

patients, 3% of all patients

16 18
IBUPROFEN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

101

patients, 3% of all patients

17 19
DULOXETINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

55

patients, 2% of all patients

18 24
RANITIDINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

77

patients, 3% of all patients

19 21
FUROSEMIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

80

patients, 3% of all patients

20 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

59

patients, 2% of all patients

21 25
CARVEDILOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

59

patients, 2% of all patients

22 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

59

patients, 2% of all patients

23 26
LANTUS 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

55

patients, 2% of all patients

24 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

54

patients, 2% of all patients

25 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

52

patients, 2% of all patients

26 30
GABAPENTIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

75

patients, 2% of all patients

27 37
LOVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

62

patients, 2% of all patients

28 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

53

patients, 2% of all patients

29 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

30 34
FENOFIBRATE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 1% of all patients

31 38
SYMBICORT 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

32 35
QUINAPRIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 1% of all patients

33 40
VENTOLIN HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

34 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

45

patients, 1% of all patients

35 11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

42

patients, 1% of all patients

36 43
BUPROPION HCL SR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

37 39
GLIPIZIDE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

38 29
MIRTAZAPINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 1% of all patients

38 44
CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

40 46
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

41 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 1% of all patients

42 48
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 1% of all patients

42 42
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

44 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

45 55
FLOVENT HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

46 56
GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

47 47
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

48 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

49 49
HYDROXYZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

50 59
SPIRIVA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

51 60
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

52 61
NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

52 61
NAPROXEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

54 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

55 52
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

56 65
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

57 53
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 0% of all patients

57 35
PRAZOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

59 68
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

60 69
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

61 51
NOVOLOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

62 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

62 50
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

64 72
NITROSTAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

65 73
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

66 54
HUMALOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

67 75
GLIPIZIDE XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

68 77
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 May 1, 2012.
  • 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.