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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Urology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,251Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 294

$693K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 294

905 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
12% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 905 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 905 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$163 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
FINASTERIDE 741 713 238 1 2
AVODART 485 457 132 2 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 424 376 158 3 1
VESICARE 255 229 67 4 5
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 191 166 73 5 4
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 174 152 130 6 8
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 162 148 126 7 3
POTASSIUM CITRATE 136 107 47 8 20
JALYN 117 112* 31 9 23
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 91 86* 36 10 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 70 69 S2 11 22
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 87 74 51 11 11
LACTULOSE 84 66 58 13 64
MYRBETRIQ 81 76* 24 14 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 63* 23 15 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 50 22 16 43
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 55 42 26 S3 17 58
ESTRACE 52 47* 29 R 18 36
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE ER 51 36 11 19 37
ALFUZOSIN HCL 51 46* 19 19 16
RAPAFLO 50 39 12 21 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 45* 44 S3 21 12
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 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.
  • 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.