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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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9,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$754K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

21% of this provider’s 588 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 588 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

$79 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

$507K

2014

$642K

2015

$754K

2016

Number of Claims

8,329

2014

8,775

2015

9,586

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 630

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 446

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 429

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

5 11
SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

11 34
FUROSEMIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 39
SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

15 18
GLIPIZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
GABAPENTIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 9
CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 33
PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 43
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
LANTUS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 53
TERAZOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 105
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 61
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 37
SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 57
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 19
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 17
LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 36 113
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 41
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 40 70
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 41 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 41 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 65
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 June 11, 2014.
  • 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.