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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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11,089Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$501K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

7% of this provider’s 442 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

44% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$309K

2014

$465K

2015

$501K

2016

Number of Claims

7,333

2014

8,522

2015

11,089

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 791

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

119

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 560

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

3 7
SIMVASTATIN 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

5 5
METFORMIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
SERTRALINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

8 18
GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
MELOXICAM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

10 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

11 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

12 35
AZITHROMYCIN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

A 12 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

15 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

17 26
RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 27
OMEPRAZOLE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 4
CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

A 22 66
MEMANTINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

23 81
CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 41
CEPHALEXIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

A 26 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 82
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 48
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

34 136
LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 19
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 210
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 181
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 9
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 41 94
LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 41 53
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 41 165
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 45 22
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 46 21
OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 130
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 48 42
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 61
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 30
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 53 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 55 153
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

A 56 111
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 55
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 Aug. 27, 2010.
  • 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.