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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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7,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$441K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 96 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

50% of this provider’s 328 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 328 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$452K

2014

$477K

2015

$441K

2016

Number of Claims

6,998

2014

7,093

2015

7,145

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 433

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

97

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 338

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

80

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

3 5
SIMVASTATIN 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
FUROSEMIDE 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

5 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

6 23
OMEPRAZOLE 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

9 7
FAMOTIDINE* 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

10 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

11 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

14 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
GABAPENTIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

16 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

18 41
GEMFIBROZIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 92
CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

20 33
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

A 21 94
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

24 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

A 25 111
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 32
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

A 27 49
ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 56
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

31 28
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

32 17
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

32 18
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 95
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

A 35 66
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 36 90
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 March 22, 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.