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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,119Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

1,919 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,880 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 1,919 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 48%.

Prescription Price

$145 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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

$1.69M

2014

$1.88M

2015

$1.76M

2016

Number of Claims

14,927

2014

14,300

2015

12,119

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
LATANOPROST 1,497

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,470

prescriptions.

301

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 1,194

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,189

prescriptions.

529

patients, 28% of all patients

10 2 33
AZELASTINE HCL 883

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

330

patients, 17% of all patients

10 3 31
RESTASIS 735

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

319

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
TIMOLOL MALEATE 729

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

185

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
PATADAY 669

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

177

patients, 9% of all patients

6 10
LOTEMAX 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

230

patients, 12% of all patients

7 24
TOBRADEX 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

206

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8 49
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

100

patients, 5% of all patients

9 4
TRAVATAN Z 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

10 7
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

150

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
LUMIGAN 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

12 5
FLUOROMETHOLONE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

121

patients, 6% of all patients

13 29
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

14 8
PROLENSA 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

161

patients, 8% of all patients

15 25
ERYTHROMYCIN* 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

116

patients, 6% of all patients

A 16 19
BESIVANCE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

192

patients, 10% of all patients

17 30
COMBIGAN 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

18 13
ALPHAGAN P 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

19 9
PAZEO 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

20 16
DUREZOL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

116

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
PATANOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

10 22 57
OLOPATADINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

23 38
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

92

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
ILEVRO 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

26 20
OFLOXACIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

A 27 12
AZOPT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

28 22
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

29 2
NEVANAC 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

30 42
ACETAZOLAMIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

31 39
BEPREVE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

32 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

A 33 23
EPINASTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

33 55
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 Jan. 9, 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.