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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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10,327Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$545K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

28% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 593 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$690K

2014

$710K

2015

$545K

2016

Number of Claims

11,640

2014

12,041

2015

10,327

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
OXYCODONE HCL 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

O 1 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
TRAZODONE HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

9 17
MELOXICAM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

10 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

11 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

12 10
IBUPROFEN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

13 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

14 69
SIMVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 6
FUROSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
ALPRAZOLAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

17 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

20 15
VENTOLIN HFA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

22 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 41
CLONIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 98
LOVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 50
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 26
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 21
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 53
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 36
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 83
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 33
FENTANYL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 37 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 78
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 87
CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

A 40 76
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 14
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 72
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

44 52
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

48 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 48 22
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

50 79
SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 18
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 62
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 37
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 45
TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 105
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 68
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 70
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 April 3, 2015.
  • 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.