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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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10,559Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$476K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

47% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$462K

2014

$478K

2015

$476K

2016

Number of Claims

11,413

2014

11,712

2015

10,559

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
METFORMIN HCL 663

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

139

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 645

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

137

patients, 29% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 563

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 519

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

111

patients, 24% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 510

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

121

patients, 26% of all patients

5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

114

patients, 24% of all patients

6 4
LOVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

7 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
IBUPROFEN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

152

patients, 32% of all patients

9 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
AMOXICILLIN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

141

patients, 30% of all patients

A 13 109
GLIPIZIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

14 32
FAMOTIDINE* 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

15 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

16 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

17 28
GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

18 8
CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

20 55
FUROSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
MELOXICAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

22 38
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

23 73
ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 39
TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

27 17
NAPROXEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

28 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 35
CELECOXIB 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 14
RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
MUPIROCIN* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

33 123
DICYCLOMINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

34 167
FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

A 35 66
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 21
TRADJENTA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 35 215
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 16
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

40 100
WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 98
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 Dec. 19, 2013.
  • 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.