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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

NADYA VILLALBA-RAMOS M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Ophthalmologic Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$348K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$175K

2014

$291K

2015

$348K

2016

Number of Claims

2,020

2014

3,272

2015

3,574

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. 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
LATANOPROST 547

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

122

patients, 28% of all patients

LUMIGAN 478

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

119

patients, 27% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 384

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

102

patients, 23% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 315

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

130

patients, 30% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 279

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

COMBIGAN 235

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 171

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPHAGAN P 139

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

RESTASIS 106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE HCL 98

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

AZOPT 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMBRINZA 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

PATADAY 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 Aug. 21, 2012.
  • 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.