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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,917Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$178K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
689 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$124K

2014

$175K

2015

$178K

2016

Number of Claims

3,778

2014

3,957

2015

3,917

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 1,486

prescriptions, 38% of all prescriptions

1,040

prescriptions.

455

patients, 66% of all patients

NALOXONE HCL 446

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

357

patients, 52% of all patients

10
LIDOCAINE HCL* 239

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

233

patients, 34% of all patients

SUPREP 208

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

203

patients, 29% of all patients

MEPERIDINE HCL* 193

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

156

patients, 23% of all patients

MIDAZOLAM HCL* 174

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

GLYCOPYRROLATE 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CARAFATE 110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

MIDAZOLAM HCL* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

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 July 8, 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.