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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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9,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$565K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

26% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$289K

2014

$629K

2015

$565K

2016

Number of Claims

5,842

2014

11,005

2015

9,621

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 503

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 444

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
GABAPENTIN 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 9
FUROSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 28
ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

15 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

16 23
BACLOFEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

18 5
TEMAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

18 93
MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

20 38
ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
GEMFIBROZIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 92
CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

26 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 56
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 58
FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 15
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 33 61
CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 33
CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

A 34 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 36 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 102
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 84
MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 134
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 39 53
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 63
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 19, 2009.
  • 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.