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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,401Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$2.66M

2014

$4.13M

2015

$3.3M

2016

Number of Claims

5,463

2014

5,111

2015

5,401

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
OMEPRAZOLE 1,226

prescriptions, 23% of all prescriptions

1,180

prescriptions.

521

patients, 32% of all patients

VIREAD 339

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

10
ENTECAVIR 315

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

10
MOVIPREP 284

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

279

patients, 17% of all patients

10
LINZESS 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

SUPREP 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

220

patients, 13% of all patients

GAVILYTE-G 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

196

patients, 12% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

URSODIOL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PEG-3350 AND ELECTROLYTES 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GAVILYTE-C 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

XIFAXAN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

A
METRONIDAZOLE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

TACROLIMUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

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 May 23, 2012.
  • 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.