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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Urology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,477Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 108

$431K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 108

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Kentucky
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 3,472 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Kentucky
TAMSULOSIN HCL 1,011 771 1 1
ALFUZOSIN HCL 342 252 10 2 15
VESICARE 318 264 3 5
AVODART 188 171 4 4
RAPAFLO 169 130 5 14
LIDOCAINE HCL 159 115 6 40
TRIMETHOPRIM 135 115 7 12
TESTIM 133 105 10 8 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 122 82 9 6
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118 77 10 3
FINASTERIDE 114 96 11 2
BICALUTAMIDE 111 106 12 19
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108 86 13 8
ENABLEX 101 92 14 16
PREMARIN 97 64 R 15 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 63 S3 16 7
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 82 55 17 11
TOVIAZ 76 52 18 24
DETROL LA 73 42 19 29
ANDROGEL 64 39 S3 20 27
DIAZEPAM 56 45 21 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 44 22 26
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52 44 22 34
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 8, 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.