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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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8,074Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 132 providers in this state and specialty

$868K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 132 providers in this state and specialty

1,402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,306 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 1,402 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

60% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 55%.

Prescription Price

$107 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $117 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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

$649K

2014

$764K

2015

$868K

2016

Number of Claims

7,953

2014

8,108

2015

8,074

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 2,769

prescriptions, 34% of all prescriptions

2,635

prescriptions.

464

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
LUMIGAN 669

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

151

patients, 11% of all patients

2 3
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 553

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

3 9
DUREZOL 452

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

353

patients, 25% of all patients

4 8
BESIVANCE 409

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

330

patients, 24% of all patients

5 16
TRAVATAN Z 368

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

6 6
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

7 4
COMBIGAN 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

8 7
ILEVRO 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

190

patients, 14% of all patients

9 14
TIMOLOL MALEATE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

10 5
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

149

patients, 11% of all patients

11 2
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

12 15
PAZEO 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

13 33
RESTASIS 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
PATADAY 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

15 19
VIGAMOX 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
ALPHAGAN P 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

17 13
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

19 11
SIMBRINZA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

20 28
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 Oct. 21, 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.