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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,790Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$952K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

924 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

36% of this provider’s 924 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 924 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$918K

2014

$972K

2015

$952K

2016

Number of Claims

18,932

2014

19,327

2015

19,790

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
LISINOPRIL 1,084

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

195

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 852

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 836

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 675

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

6 11
METFORMIN HCL 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
SIMVASTATIN 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 9
GABAPENTIN 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
OXYCODONE HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

13 14
FUROSEMIDE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

17 26
CARVEDILOL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

18 33
TRAMADOL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 21
MELOXICAM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

20 38
LOVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
SERTRALINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

23 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

24 24
IBUPROFEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

25 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

26 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

28 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

29 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

30 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

31 40
BACLOFEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 44
CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
GLIPIZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

36 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
PROAIR HFA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

38 52
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

A 39 141
METFORMIN HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

41 37
ALPRAZOLAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

42 15
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 36
JANUVIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 59
FINASTERIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 54
NAPROXEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 68
ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

48 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 35
VENTOLIN HFA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

50 48
DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

52 87
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 17
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

54 79
SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A 56 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

57 56
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 41
CELECOXIB 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

58 96
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

62 45
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 60
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 80
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 58
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 66 121
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 67 148
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 70
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 95
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 49
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 63
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 74 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 74 120
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

76 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 78
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 77
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 98
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

80 134
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 March 9, 2011.
  • 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.