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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Urology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$566K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
812 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$200K

2014

$425K

2015

$566K

2016

Number of Claims

3,333

2014

5,870

2015

6,773

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 2,387

prescriptions, 35% of all prescriptions

1,921

prescriptions.

492

patients, 61% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 1,434

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

1,218

prescriptions.

285

patients, 35% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 379

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 344

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

235

patients, 29% of all patients

A
MYRBETRIQ 321

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

TOVIAZ 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

10
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CEPHALEXIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

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 March 30, 2012.
  • 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.