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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,081Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$207K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$222K

2014

$203K

2015

$207K

2016

Number of Claims

2,126

2014

2,070

2015

2,081

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LATANOPROST 341

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

OFLOXACIN 281

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

216

patients, 35% of all patients

A
ERYTHROMYCIN* 280

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

175

patients, 29% of all patients

A
DUREZOL 158

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 157

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 137

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z 101

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPHAGAN P 97

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PROLENSA 75

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

COMBIGAN 66

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LUMIGAN 56

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

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 Sept. 18, 2013.
  • 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.