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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
801 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

9,233

2014

9,800

2015

10,145

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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 617

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

159

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 540

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

DEXILANT 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

SUPREP 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

A
RALOXIFENE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPROL XL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 3, 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.