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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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5,801Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 143 providers in this state and specialty

$344K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 143 providers in this state and specialty

470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 348 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

18% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$59 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

$222K

2014

$334K

2015

$344K

2016

Number of Claims

4,469

2014

6,228

2015

5,801

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 284

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
GABAPENTIN 282

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

7 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

8 18
TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

9 20
OXYCODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

10 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

12 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 13 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 4
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

15 100
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

18 26
BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 21 79
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

22 40
FUROSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 11
METFORMIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 7
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 35
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 28 14
LAMOTRIGINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 58
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. 28, 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.