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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Optometrist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,949Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$922K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
509 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$509K

2014

$654K

2015

$922K

2016

Number of Claims

2,192

2014

2,393

2015

2,949

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.

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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
RESTASIS 875

prescriptions, 30% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

224

patients, 44% of all patients

PATADAY 607

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

124

patients, 24% of all patients

LUMIGAN 240

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z 199

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LATANOPROST 129

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

COMBIGAN 102

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TOBRADEX 97

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

PAZEO 94

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOTEMAX 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AZOPT 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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. 1, 2008.
  • 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.