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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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21,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

865 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

5% of this provider’s 661 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

38% of this provider’s 865 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 865 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

22,898

2014

21,287

2015

21,754

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 955

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

161

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 798

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

2 12
GABAPENTIN 793

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 725

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

O 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

8 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
MELOXICAM 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

10 38
SIMVASTATIN 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
METFORMIN HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

12 3
TRAMADOL HCL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 21
MIRTAZAPINE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

14 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
TRAZODONE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

20 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

21 26
OXYCODONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 20
SERTRALINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
ALPRAZOLAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

24 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

25 45
METFORMIN HCL ER 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

26 51
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 91
PREDNISONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

28 43
CLOPIDOGREL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 24
RANITIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

31 33
CLONAZEPAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 61
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 34
ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

37 31
LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

38 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

39 41
VENTOLIN HFA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

40 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

41 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

42 62
LANTUS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

43 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

46 28
FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 42
CEFUROXIME 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

A 48 177
BACLOFEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 44
GLIPIZIDE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 106
ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 122
IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 30
RISPERIDONE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 112
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 50
AMIODARONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 195
AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

60 35
LYRICA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 22
GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 82
GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 55
JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 59
NAMENDA XR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 67 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 95
LOVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 19
MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 71 81
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

72 88
SUCRALFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 166
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 74 94
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 64
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

75 52
SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 90
KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 125
KLOR-CON M10 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 120
SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 57
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 81 231
NYSTOP 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 236
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 84 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 87 119
NITROFURANTOIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

A 87 169
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 108
HUMALOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 89 171
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 87
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 91 135
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 Dec. 15, 2016.
  • 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.