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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 238 providers in this state and specialty

$645K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 238 providers in this state and specialty

474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

16% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$391K

2014

$539K

2015

$645K

2016

Number of Claims

7,578

2014

9,624

2015

9,364

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
METFORMIN HCL 530

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 504

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

107

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 454

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

O 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
GABAPENTIN 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

9 21
TRADJENTA 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

10 77
FUROSEMIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

12 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
MELOXICAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

15 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

16 34
LOVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 28
SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
LANTUS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 131
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

25 16
SIMVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 8
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 22
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 68
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 24
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 100
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

33 46
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 34 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
OXYCODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 10
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 41
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

38 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 42
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 39 83
BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 178
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 54
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 178
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 Sept. 7, 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.