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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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8,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$446K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

19% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 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

$415K

2014

$484K

2015

$446K

2016

Number of Claims

7,314

2014

8,419

2015

8,233

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 520

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 388

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

4 7
METFORMIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
LOVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

9 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
TRAZODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 22
FUROSEMIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

19 12
ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 41
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 63
CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 24 98
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 36
SUBOXONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 27 71
GLIPIZIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 75
IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 47
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 23
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 27
CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 35 39
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 85
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 38 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 56
ACYCLOVIR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 137
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 64
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.