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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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22,097Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

1,194 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

3% of this provider’s 804 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 1,194 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 1,194 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

26,779

2014

24,957

2015

22,097

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 1,017

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

197

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 960

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

197

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 845

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

215

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 9
METFORMIN HCL 642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
IBUPROFEN 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

168

patients, 14% of all patients

7 30
SIMVASTATIN 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

8 6
FUROSEMIDE 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

14 26
CEPHALEXIN 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

225

patients, 19% of all patients

A 15 76
LOVASTATIN 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

16 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

18 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

19 5
TRAZODONE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
LORAZEPAM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

21 37
ALPRAZOLAM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

22 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

23 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

24 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
TRAMADOL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 21
ALLOPURINOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

27 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

28 11
AZITHROMYCIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

A 29 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

30 34
VENTOLIN HFA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

30 48
FINASTERIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

32 54
MELOXICAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

33 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

34 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

35 15
CLONAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

36 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
PROAIR HFA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

38 52
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

A 40 66
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

41 150
OXYCODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 20
LYRICA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

43 74
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 82
SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

45 18
BACLOFEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

46 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

47 47
RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

48 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

49 22
PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

50 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 3% of all patients

50 106
GEMFIBROZIL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

52 92
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

O 53 91
FELODIPINE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

54 117
DIAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

55 77
TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

56 62
LIDOCAINE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 116
ROPINIROLE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

58 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

59 70
LEVETIRACETAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

60 113
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 78
PAROXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

62 64
LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A 63 114
SPIRIVA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

64 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

65 35
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 148
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

67 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

68 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

70 65
FLUCONAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

70 148
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

72 31
MUPIROCIN* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

72 123
CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

72 33
NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

75 183
CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 98
GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

77 32
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 50
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

79 59
TERBINAFINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

79 221
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 80
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 53
BYSTOLIC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 83 163
METRONIDAZOLE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A 83 231
FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 67
ARIPIPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 86 189
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

87 239
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 87 121
ESTRADIOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 133
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

90 243
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 2% of all patients

91 245
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 90
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 96
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 6, 2012.
  • 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.