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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 73 providers in this state and specialty

$642K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 73 providers in this state and specialty

793 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 604 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

3% of this provider’s 793 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 793 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

71% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 51%.

Prescription Price

$139 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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

$441K

2014

$557K

2015

$642K

2016

Number of Claims

4,232

2014

4,400

2015

4,615

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
TRAVATAN Z 446

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

1 6
LATANOPROST 422

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

2 1
LUMIGAN 422

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

2 4
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 360

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

200

patients, 25% of all patients

4 12
COMBIGAN 292

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

5 9
ALPHAGAN P 245

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

6 15
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

7 21
PATADAY 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

8 31
LOTEMAX 171

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

9 23
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

A 11 20
ZOSTAVAX 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

12 55
SIMBRINZA 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

13 28
RESTASIS 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 50
TIMOLOL MALEATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

16 2
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 7
TOBRADEX 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

18 49
ACETAZOLAMIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

19 34
AZOPT 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 25
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 27
BETIMOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 Feb. 12, 2015.
  • 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.