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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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6,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 562

$650K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 562

1,129 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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 1,074 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

44% of this provider’s 1,129 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 45%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 1,074 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

1% of this provider’s 1,129 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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

$510K

2012

$542K

2013

$573K

2014

$650K

2015

Number of Claims

8,296

2012

7,608

2013

7,142

2014

6,565

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
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

1,415

prescriptions, 22% of all prescriptions

1,343

prescriptions.

297

patients, 26% of all patients

10 1 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

738

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

176

patients, 16% of all patients

10 2 11
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

504

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

3 2
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

455

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

4 1
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

402

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

5 4
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

400

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

286

patients, 25% of all patients

A 6 3
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

295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

7 5
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

A 8 29
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

A R 9 17
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

R 10 33
VIAGRA 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

11 16
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

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

177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

12 20
FLAVOXATE HCL 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13 65
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

14 7
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

15 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 16 6
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 17 23
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

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

18 19
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A R 19 14
ELMIRON 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

20 41
TRELSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

21 51
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. 10, 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.