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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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8,934Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

850 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

7% of this provider’s 850 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 850 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$421K

2014

$492K

2015

$512K

2016

Number of Claims

8,819

2014

8,639

2015

8,934

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
SIMVASTATIN 449

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 445

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 438

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 427

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

6 8
CARVEDILOL 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

7 33
FUROSEMIDE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

8 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

12 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

13 61
VENTOLIN HFA 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

14 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

15 23
IBUPROFEN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

16 30
RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

17 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

18 14
LOVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

19 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

19 5
CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

21 39
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

23 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 102
WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

25 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

27 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 16
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

29 31
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 38
NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

31 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 100
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

35 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 9
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 April 12, 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.