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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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10,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

21% of this provider’s 540 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 540 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$664K

2014

$663K

2015

$721K

2016

Number of Claims

10,923

2014

10,738

2015

10,680

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 599

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

136

patients, 25% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

6 13
METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
TRAZODONE HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

9 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

11 15
GABAPENTIN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
RANITIDINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

13 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

15 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

17 41
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 37
TRAMADOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 21
GLIPIZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 32
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

22 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
FUROSEMIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 40
IBUPROFEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 28 25
LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

30 79
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

33 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 45
MIRTAZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 46
LEVETIRACETAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 37 113
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 64
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 16
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 41 59
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 83
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 10
CHLORTHALIDONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 44 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 70
GENERLAC 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 46 231
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 47 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 42
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 50 127
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 June 14, 2010.
  • 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.