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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,170Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
948 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$859K

2014

$2.98M

2015

$2.47M

2016

Number of Claims

7,743

2014

7,192

2015

6,170

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 1,159

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

343

patients, 36% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 419

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

403

patients, 43% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

281

patients, 30% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

GAVILYTE-N 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

PEG 3350-ELECTROLYTE* 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

NEXIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SUPREP 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

URSODIOL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

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SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

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 May 16, 2008.
  • 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.