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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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13,424Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

847 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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 847 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 847 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$643K

2014

$774K

2015

$807K

2016

Number of Claims

10,045

2014

12,507

2015

13,424

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 641

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

165

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 483

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

4 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

5 10
TRAZODONE HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

6 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
GABAPENTIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

8 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
SIMVASTATIN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

12 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

13 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
LOVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

15 19
ATENOLOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

16 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

18 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

19 69
OXYCODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 20
FUROSEMIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
MIRTAZAPINE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

25 70
MELOXICAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 38
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

29 42
FAMOTIDINE* 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

30 67
PROAIR HFA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

31 52
DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 50
TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 33 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 34 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 84
GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 32
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 36
RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 27
GLIPIZIDE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 75
CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 64
AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 43 49
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 72
CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 39
BUPROPION HCL SR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 99
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

47 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 13
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 45
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

53 79
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 60
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 146
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 40
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 63
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 58 74
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 85
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 60 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 35
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 61 124
ESTRADIOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 133
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 54
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 65 104
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 147
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 87
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. 3, 2016.
  • 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.