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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology, Retina Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,982Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$160K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
843 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$136K

2014

$161K

2015

$160K

2016

Number of Claims

2,638

2014

3,360

2015

3,982

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.

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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
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 968

prescriptions, 24% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

587

patients, 70% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 842

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

506

patients, 60% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 791

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

479

patients, 57% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 239

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

TOBRAMYCIN* 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

OFLOXACIN 100

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A
RESTASIS 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAZEO 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 April 10, 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.