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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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11,406Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$734K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

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

24% 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

28% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 598 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$609K

2014

$652K

2015

$734K

2016

Number of Claims

11,396

2014

11,437

2015

11,406

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 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

2 7
METFORMIN HCL 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
SIMVASTATIN 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

O 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
LISINOPRIL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

8 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

9 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

10 47
FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

12 34
GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
TRAZODONE HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

15 17
TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 21
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 11
ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 36
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 110
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 176
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 26
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 70
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 60
PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

31 43
PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 41
MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 22
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 10
AZITHROMYCIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

A 38 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 87
INVOKANA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 183
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 52
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 40
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 80
CEPHALEXIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 45 76
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 29
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 31
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 61
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 74
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 53 42
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 152
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 93
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 56 45
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 Feb. 27, 2018.
  • 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.