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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,543Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$988K

2014

$1.81M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

10,827

2014

10,566

2015

10,543

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
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 2,543

prescriptions, 24% of all prescriptions

1,599

prescriptions.

728

patients, 45% of all patients

10
RANITIDINE HCL 1,678

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

959

prescriptions.

445

patients, 27% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 700

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

308

patients, 19% of all patients

10
SUPREP 617

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

614

patients, 38% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

129

patients, 8% of all patients

MEPERIDINE HCL* 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

363

patients, 22% of all patients

10
LINZESS 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

108

patients, 7% of all patients

GLYCOPYRROLATE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

121

patients, 7% of all patients

10
FLUMAZENIL 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

276

patients, 17% of all patients

10
PROCTOZONE-HC 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

158

patients, 10% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

MIDAZOLAM HCL* 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

232

patients, 14% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

MIDAZOLAM HCL* 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

206

patients, 13% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

204

patients, 13% of all patients

LACTULOSE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITIZA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CLARITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

A
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 14, 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.