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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Urology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,314Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 562

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 562

2,119 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,983 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

48% of this provider’s 2,119 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 45%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,983 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 2,119 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$125 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.27M

2012

$1.55M

2013

$1.55M

2014

$1.41M

2015

Number of Claims

11,515

2012

13,338

2013

12,159

2014

11,314

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,181

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

2,052

prescriptions.

461

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

873

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

168

patients, 8% of all patients

10 2 7
VIAGRA 759

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

137

patients, 6% of all patients

10 3 16
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

704

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

141

patients, 7% of all patients

4 2
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

644

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

159

patients, 8% of all patients

5 4
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

624

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

145

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6 5
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

590

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

184

patients, 9% of all patients

R 10 7 33
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

Treats men who have erectile dysfunction (also called sexual impotence). Source: National Library of Medicine

489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

87

patients, 4% of all patients

10 8 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

335

patients, 16% of all patients

A 9 3
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

335

patients, 16% of all patients

O 10 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

260

patients, 12% of all patients

A 11 6
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

247

patients, 12% of all patients

A 12 29
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

10 13 28
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

Treats problems caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 2% of all patients

14 8
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

158

patients, 7% of all patients

A 15 24
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

16 34
ESTRACE

Estrogens are female hormones. +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

R 17 31
ELMIRON 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

18 41
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

19 25
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE

Bethanechol is used to reli... +

Bethanechol is used to relieve difficulties in urinating caused by surgery, drugs, or other factors. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

20 27
JALYN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

21 30
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

109

patients, 5% of all patients

22 38
POTASSIUM CITRATE ER

Potassium citrate is used t... +

Potassium citrate is used to treat a kidney stone condition called renal tubular acidosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

23 26
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

95

patients, 4% of all patients

A 24 54
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

25 77
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

A 26 32
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

27 53
DUTASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

28 64
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

29 12
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

30 37
BICALUTAMIDE

Used together with other me... +

Used together with other medicines (such as a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone or LHRH analog) to treat prostate cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

31 19
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

A R 32 17
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

33 56
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

34 101
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Nov. 9, 2016.
  • 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.