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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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8,075Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$348K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 143 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

644 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

14% of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$277K

2014

$340K

2015

$348K

2016

Number of Claims

6,053

2014

7,403

2015

8,075

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 485

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 392

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

8 7
TIZANIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

9 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 9
SERTRALINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

13 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

13 16
TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

15 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

16 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
OXYCODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 18 20
LOVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

20 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

21 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 21 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 22
ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 29
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

26 45
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 47
IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

29 24
FUROSEMIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 12
ETODOLAC 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 174
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 37
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 34 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 23
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 33
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 65
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 99
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 Sept. 29, 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.
  • 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.