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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,464Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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
WARFARIN SODIUM 678

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

73

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

67

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMIFLU 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

118

patients, 37% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

HUMALOG 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

LANTUS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

O
NYSTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

RENVELA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SANTYL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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. 17, 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.