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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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11,910Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$719K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

852 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

24% of this provider’s 852 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 852 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$495K

2014

$545K

2015

$719K

2016

Number of Claims

9,332

2014

9,942

2015

11,910

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 983

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

243

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 551

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
LOVASTATIN 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

5 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
GABAPENTIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

9 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

10 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

11 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

12 69
SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

13 6
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

14 41
SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

15 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

16 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

18 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 19 9
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

20 118
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 13
TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 21
FUROSEMIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

24 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

25 42
JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 59
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

27 47
ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

28 31
TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 34
BUPROPION XL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 104
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 27
TOPIRAMATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 127
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 35 25
SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 90
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 37
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 74
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 16
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 39
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 97
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

42 52
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

44 64
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

45 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 48 56
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 44
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

49 121
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

51 48
FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 51 89
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 54 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 54 65
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

54 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

54 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 35
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 17, 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.