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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,879Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 225 providers in this state and specialty

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 225 providers in this state and specialty

549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 276 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$372 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $485 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$2.9M

2014

$2.3M

2015

$1.81M

2016

Number of Claims

4,545

2014

4,241

2015

4,879

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
DICYCLOMINE HCL 787

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

238

patients, 43% of all patients

10 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 637

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

181

patients, 33% of all patients

2 1
RANITIDINE HCL 445

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

117

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
LINZESS 222

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
PROMETHAZINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

7 24
XIFAXAN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

A 8 31
METRONIDAZOLE* 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

A 9 26
AMITIZA 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

10 17
DEXILANT 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

11 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

12 27
FAMOTIDINE* 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

13 13
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

14 12
FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

15 20
ONDANSETRON ODT 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 47
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

17 14
LACTULOSE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

18 52
ONDANSETRON HCL* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

19 18
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 Sept. 11, 2012.
  • 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.