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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Urology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$662K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
807 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$467K

2014

$585K

2015

$662K

2016

Number of Claims

3,802

2014

3,895

2015

4,051

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 1,433

prescriptions, 35% of all prescriptions

1,314

prescriptions.

333

patients, 41% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 446

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 251

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

A
MYRBETRIQ 240

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 238

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 151

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

A
BICALUTAMIDE 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

A
RAPAFLO 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TRELSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% 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 Jan. 27, 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.