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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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8,816Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$473K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

52% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% 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

15 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

$359K

2014

$388K

2015

$473K

2016

Number of Claims

7,938

2014

7,828

2015

8,816

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 840

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

136

patients, 24% of all patients

O 1 9
MELOXICAM 445

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

232

patients, 41% of all patients

2 38
LISINOPRIL 409

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

148

patients, 26% of all patients

3 2
TRAMADOL HCL 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

O 4 21
OMEPRAZOLE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

123

patients, 22% of all patients

5 4
OXYCODONE HCL 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 20
METFORMIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

7 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 8 25
MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

8 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

11 1
AZITHROMYCIN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

A 12 49
AMOXICILLIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

120

patients, 21% of all patients

A 13 109
BACLOFEN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

14 44
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

15 79
IBUPROFEN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

16 30
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

A 17 94
GABAPENTIN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

18 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

19 55
VENTOLIN HFA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

20 48
SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

21 6
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

22 39
FUROSEMIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

23 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 7
MUPIROCIN* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

25 123
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 7% of all patients

26 106
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

27 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

A 28 66
GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 92
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

30 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

32 11
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

33 134
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

34 27
KETOCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

35 132
BUPROPION XL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

35 104
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

37 52
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 18
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 100
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 5
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

41 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 84
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HC 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

43 248
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

43 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 45 111
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 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 Aug. 1, 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.