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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Urology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,357Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$580K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,758 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$595K

2014

$591K

2015

$580K

2016

Number of Claims

7,185

2014

7,051

2015

7,357

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 1,389

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

1,275

prescriptions.

505

patients, 29% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 1,251

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

1,200

prescriptions.

406

patients, 23% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 1,094

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

663

patients, 38% of all patients

A 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 471

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

359

patients, 20% of all patients

O
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

107

patients, 6% of all patients

VESICARE 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

156

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

150

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DUTASTERIDE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN* 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

96

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRACE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

ANDROGEL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% 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 Dec. 29, 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.