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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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8,086Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$318K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 162 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

12% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$387K

2014

$391K

2015

$318K

2016

Number of Claims

9,654

2014

9,186

2015

8,086

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 570

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

111

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 437

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 406

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 388

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

8 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

9 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

10 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

12 16
FELODIPINE ER 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

13 117
TRAMADOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 9
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 18
TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 8
GLIPIZIDE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

22 15
FUROSEMIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 28
VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 97
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 42
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 31 27
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 34 25
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 34
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 May 29, 2013.
  • 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.