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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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4,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 183 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

$226K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 245 out of 595 providers in this state and specialty

235 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

0% of this provider’s 172 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

11% of this provider’s 235 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 235 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$50 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

$157K

2014

$204K

2015

$226K

2016

Number of Claims

4,074

2014

5,074

2015

4,504

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 436

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

81

patients, 34% of all patients

1 2
METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 215

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

5 8
SYNTHROID 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

6 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
LEVEMIR 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

9 128
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
GLIPIZIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

11 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

12 16
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

13 33
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 21
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE* 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

14 197
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

O 16 91
FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 18 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

20 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 23 39
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

24 31
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 Oct. 19, 2016.
  • 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.