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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,302Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 211 providers in this state and specialty

$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 211 providers in this state and specialty

1,072 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 845 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

5% of this provider’s 1,072 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 1,072 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$181 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $433 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 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

$4.55M

2014

$2.76M

2015

$959K

2016

Number of Claims

4,853

2014

5,048

2015

5,302

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
OMEPRAZOLE 846

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

186

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 472

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

2 2
GAVILYTE-G 328

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

322

patients, 30% of all patients

3 10
DICYCLOMINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

4 4
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 264

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

5 9
COLESTIPOL HCL 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

6 14
DEXILANT 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

7 11
AMITIZA 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

8 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

9 19
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

10 44
LINZESS 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

11 12
ONDANSETRON HCL* 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

12 25
MERCAPTOPURINE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

10 13 48
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 14 52
SUPREP 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

15 3
FUROSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

16 18
GLYCOPYRROLATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

17 90
XIFAXAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

A 17 24
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

19 23
HUMIRA PEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 20 41
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

21 29
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

22 26
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

23 29
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 March 21, 2017.
  • 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.