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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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9,008Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 143 providers in this state and specialty

$442K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 143 providers in this state and specialty

722 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

20% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $222 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$242K

2014

$356K

2015

$442K

2016

Number of Claims

4,901

2014

7,430

2015

9,008

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 679

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
GABAPENTIN 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

4 5
SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

5 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

6 10
METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

7 7
FUROSEMIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

8 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
BACLOFEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

13 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

14 45
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 14
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

16 20
OXYCODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 17 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 26
SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

20 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

21 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 39
IBUPROFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 65
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 40
MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 83
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 52
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

32 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 62
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 60
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 57
TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 27
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 29
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 40 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 33
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 43 53
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 35
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 130
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 60
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.