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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Urology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,543Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$755K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$641K

2014

$650K

2015

$755K

2016

Number of Claims

4,687

2014

4,349

2015

4,543

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 951

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

286

patients, 40% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 542

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE-TAMSULOSIN 475

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

148

patients, 21% of all patients

10
DUTASTERIDE 474

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

147

patients, 20% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 357

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

203

patients, 28% of all patients

A
JALYN 117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

10
BICALUTAMIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TERAZOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN* 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A
VESICARE 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LUPRON DEPOT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A
AVODART 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% 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 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.
  • 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.