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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 130 out of 569

$360K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 569

223 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in New Mexico
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 223 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 223 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in New Mexico
LISINOPRIL 336 184 59 1 2
METFORMIN HCL 269 160 44 2 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258 154 47 3 8
LOVASTATIN 247 187 36 4 12
GABAPENTIN 233 98 48 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 189 95 42 6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 102 29 7 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 173 138 33 8 1
OXYCODONE HCL 153 40 24 S2 9 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 149 111 28 10 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 56 22 S3 11 7
SIMVASTATIN 99 83 17 12 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95 30 34 13 17
FUROSEMIDE 93 72 20 14 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 86 11 15 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79 42 13 16 14
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 33 14 R 17 63
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 41 15 S2 18 47
TRAZODONE HCL 74 46 19 19 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71 44 11 20 15
SERTRALINE HCL 70 49 13 21 20
TRAMADOL HCL 70 40 12 21 25
PROAIR HFA 69 36 24 23 30
PAROXETINE HCL 68 34 13 24 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63 <11 <11 25 18
ATENOLOL 60 55* 11 26 19
SPIRIVA 58 <11 <11 27 71
NEXIUM 56 <11 <11 28 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 52 11 29 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 <11 <11 30 134
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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. 30, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.