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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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11,616Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

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

43% 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

3% of this provider’s 417 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

29% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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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

$102 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$704K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

7,769

2014

10,024

2015

11,616

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 560

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

157

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

122

patients, 25% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

130

patients, 26% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

118

patients, 24% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

5 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

6 11
ALLOPURINOL 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

7 36
OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

8 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

9 7
TRAMADOL HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

11 14
GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

12 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

14 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

15 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 25
FUROSEMIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

17 12
RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

18 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

19 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 34
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 73
FENOFIBRATE* 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

22 115
TRAZODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

23 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

23 26
LOVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

25 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

26 95
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

29 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

30 41
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 59
BYSTOLIC 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 163
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 100
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 24
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 37 82
CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 70
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

40 104
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 16
NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 139
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 10
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 38
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 48 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 28
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

51 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 62
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 57
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 81
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 Jan. 26, 2017.
  • 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.