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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Urology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

$460K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
6% 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 Hawaii
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 770 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

26% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$118 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$423K

2014

$492K

2015

$460K

2016

Number of Claims

3,511

2014

3,692

2015

3,889

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.

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 1,143

prescriptions, 29% of all prescriptions

1,132

prescriptions.

348

patients, 45% of all patients

1 1
DUTASTERIDE 802

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

264

patients, 34% of all patients

10 2 4
FINASTERIDE 331

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

149

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
POTASSIUM CITRATE ER 160

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

4 11
RAPAFLO 149

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

5 13
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

A 6 16
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

7 14
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

8 20
CEPHALEXIN 110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

A 9 15
MYRBETRIQ 105

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

10 7
BICALUTAMIDE 105

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

10 8
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

12 10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

A 13 3
TERAZOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

14 6
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

15 19
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 Oct. 26, 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.