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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$855K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$667K

2014

$852K

2015

$855K

2016

Number of Claims

6,345

2014

6,551

2015

7,269

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 1,192

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

992

prescriptions.

308

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 739

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

142

patients, 10% of all patients

NEXIUM 546

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

120

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 404

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

134

patients, 9% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 379

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

129

patients, 9% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

161

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

106

patients, 7% of all patients

GAVILYTE-G 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

250

patients, 17% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

GAVILYTE-N 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

PREVALITE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

10
URSODIOL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

XIFAXAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 A
FUROSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 2, 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.