At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2011
Self-Reported Primary Specialty
Rank: 60 out of 729
Rank: 76 out of 729
How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?
4% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for a narcotic painkiller, compared to an average of 10%.
Antipsychotics to Seniors
Risky Drugs to Seniors
2% of this provider’s 2,218 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.
Brand Name Drugs
12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.
$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.
Prescriptions per Patient
6 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.
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A narcotic drug. More » Misuse and abuse of narcotics led to some 16,000 overdose deaths in 2010.
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Tamsulosin is used in men t... +
Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Tamsulosin is in a class of medications called alpha blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and bladder so that urine can flow easily. More info »
Treats an enlarged prostate... +
Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines such as an alpha-blocker (doxazosin, Cardura? to treat BPH. This medicine is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. More info »
Used together with other me... +
Used together with other medicines (such as a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone or LHRH analog) to treat prostate cancer. Belongs to the group of medicines called antiandrogens. More info »
Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +
Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Nitrofurantoin is in a class of medications called antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria that cause infection. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. More info »
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER
Oxybutynin is used to contr... +
Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Oxybutynin is in a class of medications called anticholinergics. It works by relaxing the bladder muscles to prevent urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination. More info »
Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +
Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Ciprofloxacin is also used to treat or prevent anthrax (a serious infection that may be spread on purpose as part of a bioterror attack) in people who may have been exposed to anthrax germs in the air. Ciprofloxacin extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used only to treat certain types of urinary tract infections. Ciprofloxacin is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It works by killing bacteria that cause infections. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. More info »
Treats and prevents kidney ... +
Treats and prevents kidney stones by lowering the amount of acid in urine. More info »
Treats gout and some kinds ... +
Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Lowers the amount of uric acid in blood. More info »
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- This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on April 14, 2011.