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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,015Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 282 providers in this state and specialty

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 282 providers in this state and specialty

742 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 517 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 742 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 742 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$168 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $557 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$1.29M

2014

$2.27M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

7,998

2014

7,793

2015

8,015

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
OMEPRAZOLE 972

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

209

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
FAMOTIDINE* 508

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

3 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

244

patients, 33% of all patients

4 6
URSODIOL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

5 11
SIMVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

6 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O 7 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

8 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

9 12
SUCRALFATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

10 14
AZITHROMYCIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A 11 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

12 57
LANSOPRAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

13 16
METFORMIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

14 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

15 2
DEXILANT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

16 29
LISINOPRIL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

17 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

18 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

19 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A 20 85
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

20 32
RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

20 4
LINZESS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

23 25
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 61
APRISO 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 81
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 44
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 129
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

29 33
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

31 101
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 32 87
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 22
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 47
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 36 159
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.