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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Urology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,825Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$648K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$537K

2014

$677K

2015

$648K

2016

Number of Claims

9,054

2014

9,898

2015

8,825

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 3,778

prescriptions, 43% of all prescriptions

3,535

prescriptions.

819

patients, 60% of all patients

10
FINASTERIDE 1,364

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,317

prescriptions.

286

patients, 21% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 1,092

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

996

prescriptions.

259

patients, 19% of all patients

10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

310

patients, 23% of all patients

A
CEFUROXIME 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

290

patients, 21% of all patients

A
VESICARE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

TRELSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

10
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CIALIS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

RAPAFLO 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BICALUTAMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

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 Feb. 6, 2015.
  • 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.