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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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18,415Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$927K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

660 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

6% of this provider’s 629 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

28% of this provider’s 660 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 660 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$929K

2014

$893K

2015

$927K

2016

Number of Claims

17,926

2014

17,228

2015

18,415

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 1,201

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,134

prescriptions.

170

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 854

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

151

patients, 23% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 794

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

157

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

5 12
SIMVASTATIN 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

7 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

8 34
SERTRALINE HCL 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

9 18
METFORMIN HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

12 45
OMEPRAZOLE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

13 4
GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
TRAZODONE HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

18 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

19 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

20 10
CLOPIDOGREL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

21 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

22 23
RANITIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
MEMANTINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
MIRTAZAPINE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 9
CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 119
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 35
NAMENDA XR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 33 86
FINASTERIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 54
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 50
LACTULOSE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 140
VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 97
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 31
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

39 37
TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 21
KLOR-CON M10 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 142
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 172
LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 19
RISPERIDONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 112
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 36
PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

46 43
LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 113
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 48 44
CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 80
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 124
CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 50 76
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 60
SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 90
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 103
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 82
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 57 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 58 56
OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 130
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 59 165
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 61 155
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

62 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 62 84
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 62 98
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 32
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 66 85
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 78
NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 139
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

69 52
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 110
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 70 143
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 57
KETOCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 132
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 73 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 73 120
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 March 6, 2008.
  • 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.