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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,805Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
885 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$915K

2014

$1.91M

2015

$3.11M

2016

Number of Claims

2,307

2014

2,400

2015

2,805

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
DEXILANT 456

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

190

patients, 21% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

PEG 3350-ELECTROLYTE* 213

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

207

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 187

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

SUPREP 172

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

167

patients, 19% of all patients

LINZESS 156

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CARAFATE 107

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 104

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 98

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

GAVILYTE-N 95

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

HARVONI 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 16, 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.