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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,004Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$205K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% 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

$32.2K

2014

$46.4K

2015

$205K

2016

Number of Claims

2,178

2014

3,215

2015

5,004

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 892

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

385

patients, 22% of all patients

GAVILYTE-C 777

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

758

patients, 43% of all patients

10
OMEPRAZOLE 456

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

319

patients, 18% of all patients

MEPERIDINE HCL* 380

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

350

patients, 20% of all patients

10
MIDAZOLAM HCL* 377

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

334

patients, 19% of all patients

10
MIDAZOLAM HCL* 352

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

309

patients, 18% of all patients

10
PEG 3350-ELECTROLYTE* 313

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

304

patients, 17% of all patients

DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

202

patients, 12% of all patients

10
AMOXICILLIN 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

205

patients, 12% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 203

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

130

patients, 7% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 197

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

197

patients, 11% of all patients

A 10
DEMEROL 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

163

patients, 9% of all patients

10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% 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 31, 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.