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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,453Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
829 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$5.92M

2014

$3.61M

2015

$4.13M

2016

Number of Claims

5,188

2014

4,789

2015

4,453

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
RANITIDINE HCL 524

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

165

patients, 20% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 466

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 373

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

SUPREP 248

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

245

patients, 30% of all patients

DEXILANT 227

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

URSODIOL 167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PROGRAF 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

10
FAMOTIDINE* 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL CITRATE* 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

10
HARVONI 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDAZOLAM HCL* 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ENGERIX-B ADULT 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

10
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NADOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

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 Dec. 13, 2012.
  • 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.