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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Urology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$510K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,138 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$352K

2014

$464K

2015

$510K

2016

Number of Claims

4,511

2014

3,975

2015

4,745

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
TAMSULOSIN HCL 1,112

prescriptions, 23% of all prescriptions

1,038

prescriptions.

350

patients, 31% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 1,109

prescriptions, 23% of all prescriptions

1,071

prescriptions.

379

patients, 33% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 325

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

168

patients, 15% of all patients

A
CIALIS 187

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

BICALUTAMIDE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

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 Aug. 26, 2011.
  • 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.