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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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14,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

$2.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

1,210 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,191 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 1,210 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 1,210 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

80% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$173 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $128 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$1.95M

2014

$2.15M

2015

$2.5M

2016

Number of Claims

14,819

2014

14,093

2015

14,454

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
PATADAY 1,735

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,730

prescriptions.

300

patients, 25% of all patients

10 1 13
TRAVATAN Z 1,673

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,668

prescriptions.

235

patients, 19% of all patients

10 2 7
ILEVRO 1,108

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,103

prescriptions.

290

patients, 24% of all patients

10 3 16
LATANOPROST 946

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

946

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

4 1
LUMIGAN 887

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

887

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
ALPHAGAN P 840

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
VIGAMOX 791

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

249

patients, 21% of all patients

10 7 17
RESTASIS 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
AZOPT 625

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9 19
TIMOLOL MALEATE 564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

10 5
COMBIGAN 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

11 8
PAZEO 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

12 27
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

13 4
DUREZOL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

194

patients, 16% of all patients

14 14
ERYTHROMYCIN* 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

A 15 21
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

16 10
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

17 15
BACITRACIN 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

18 37
PROLENSA 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

19 26
SIMBRINZA 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

20 28
PILOCARPINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

21 29
COSOPT PF 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

10 22 50
LOTEMAX 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
TOBRADEX 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

24 44
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

25 2
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
AZASITE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

27 54
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

28 24
ISTALOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

29 66
OLOPATADINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

30 35
PATANOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

31 74
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 May 7, 2018.
  • 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.