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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,981Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 326 providers in this state and specialty

$1.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 326 providers in this state and specialty

1,341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

0% of this provider’s 985 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

10% of this provider’s 1,341 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,341 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$437 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $391 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

3 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

$374K

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.74M

2016

Number of Claims

2,719

2014

3,747

2015

3,981

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
SUPREP 453

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

448

patients, 33% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 311

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

2 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

3 2
DEXILANT 289

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

4 6
GAVILYTE-N 283

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

274

patients, 20% of all patients

5 10
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 189

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

6 14
DICYCLOMINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

7 5
RANITIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

8 3
ONDANSETRON HCL* 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

9 19
LINZESS 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

10 9
PEG 3350-ELECTROLYTE* 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

11 17
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

12 12
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

13 26
WELCHOL 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

14 21
METRONIDAZOLE* 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

A 15 28
NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

16 13
AMITIZA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

17 15
CARAFATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 18 47
BUDESONIDE EC 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

19 70
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 Sept. 21, 2015.
  • 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.