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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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14,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

1,757 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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 Iowa
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,676 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 1,757 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

54% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 52%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

16,109

2014

14,824

2015

14,951

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 3,636

prescriptions, 24% of all prescriptions

3,494

prescriptions.

668

patients, 38% of all patients

1 1
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 1,632

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,505

prescriptions.

368

patients, 21% of all patients

10 2 6
TIMOLOL MALEATE 1,278

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,252

prescriptions.

331

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
ALPHAGAN P 1,278

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,231

prescriptions.

237

patients, 13% of all patients

10 3 11
LUMIGAN 1,114

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,103

prescriptions.

228

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 976

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

545

patients, 31% of all patients

6 2
TRAVATAN Z 948

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

180

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 786

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

199

patients, 11% of all patients

8 13
AZOPT 633

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

158

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9 17
VIGAMOX 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

350

patients, 20% of all patients

10 4
COMBIGAN 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

11 8
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

12 10
PILOCARPINE HCL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

112

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13 34
DUREZOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

14 9
SIMBRINZA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

15 29
PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

16 30
PROLENSA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

17 19
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

18 12
ACETAZOLAMIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

18 35
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. 15, 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.