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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
523 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

8,619

2014

8,788

2015

9,687

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 591

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 503

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

153

patients, 29% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 500

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

NEXIUM 498

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

VIREAD 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ENTECAVIR 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

10
METFORMIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

GAVILYTE-N 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

132

patients, 25% of all patients

ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

AZOR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CREON 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NASONEX 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% 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 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.