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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 143 providers in this state and specialty

$400K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 143 providers in this state and specialty

323 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

34% of this provider’s 323 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 323 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $222 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$143K

2014

$263K

2015

$400K

2016

Number of Claims

1,777

2014

4,572

2015

6,704

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
OXYCODONE HCL 410

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

O 1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

O 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

O 5 12
GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
ALPRAZOLAM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

8 21
SIMVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

12 48
METFORMIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

13 7
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

14 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 14
DIAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

17 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 39
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 22 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

24 30
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

A 26 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 28 76
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 90
FUROSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

29 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 33
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 32 47
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 25
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

33 19
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 May 4, 2018.
  • 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.