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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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10,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

1,158 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 980 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 1,158 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

51% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 44%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$640K

2014

$827K

2015

$768K

2016

Number of Claims

8,692

2014

10,399

2015

10,714

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 2,514

prescriptions, 23% of all prescriptions

2,141

prescriptions.

483

patients, 42% of all patients

1 1
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 1,578

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,399

prescriptions.

425

patients, 37% of all patients

2 5
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 1,154

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

988

prescriptions.

248

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
LUMIGAN 872

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

203

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 842

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

347

patients, 30% of all patients

5 2
COMBIGAN 688

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

156

patients, 13% of all patients

6 14
ALPHAGAN P 491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
TRAVATAN Z 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

10 17
AZOPT 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

11 16
OFLOXACIN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

206

patients, 18% of all patients

A 12 9
RESTASIS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

13 13
PATADAY 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

14 19
ACETAZOLAMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

15 28
TRAVOPROST 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

16 41
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 July 21, 2017.
  • 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.