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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,082Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 326 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 326 providers in this state and specialty

466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 Georgia
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 466 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 466 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $391 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


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

$972K

2014

$974K

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

8,952

2014

10,536

2015

11,082

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
RANITIDINE HCL 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

2 29
LISINOPRIL 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

3 35
DEXILANT 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
SIMVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

5 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

6 27
FUROSEMIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

7 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

8 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

9 46
GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

10 42
OMEPRAZOLE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

11 1
ALPRAZOLAM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

12 48
ZETIA 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

13 84
METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

14 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 44
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

17 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 51
LINZESS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

19 9
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

23 52
TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 41
CRESTOR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

25 86
JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

27 77
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 111
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 95
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 90
AMITIZA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 81
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 57
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

34 124
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 61
ONDANSETRON HCL* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

37 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A 38 76
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 100
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

A 39 67
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 91
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 42 129
WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 131
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

44 7
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 135
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 138
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 139
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 48 84
JANUMET 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 142
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 50 72
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 107
METHADONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O 50 142
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 82
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 55 74
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 57 155
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 58 98
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 158
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 Jan. 3, 2014.
  • 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.