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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,764Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

$679K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

1,405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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 1,361 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

1% of this provider’s 1,405 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 1,405 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

57% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 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

$691K

2014

$756K

2015

$679K

2016

Number of Claims

6,900

2014

7,601

2015

6,764

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
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 1,326

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

1,280

prescriptions.

619

patients, 44% of all patients

1 2
LATANOPROST 888

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

203

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 737

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

203

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
DUREZOL 398

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

219

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
TIMOLOL MALEATE 392

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

139

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
GATIFLOXACIN 388

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

241

patients, 17% of all patients

6 29
LOTEMAX 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

130

patients, 9% of all patients

7 22
PROLENSA 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

201

patients, 14% of all patients

8 26
VIGAMOX 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

9 16
COMBIGAN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

10 7
LUMIGAN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

11 4
VALACYCLOVIR 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

12 42
FLUOROMETHOLONE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

13 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

A 14 19
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

15 10
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE* 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

16 36
RESTASIS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

17 11
POLYMYXIN B SUL-TRIMETHOPRIM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

18 21
SIMBRINZA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

19 32
TRAVATAN Z 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

20 6
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 21 13
ACYCLOVIR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

22 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

O 23 46
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 Aug. 26, 2011.
  • 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.