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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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12,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

$2.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

1,765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,658 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 1,765 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

86% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$186 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $128 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.81M

2015

$2.34M

2016

Number of Claims

8,173

2014

10,297

2015

12,600

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
RESTASIS 2,099

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

1,955

prescriptions.

428

patients, 24% of all patients

1 6
PAZEO 1,505

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,401

prescriptions.

415

patients, 24% of all patients

10 2 27
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 1,358

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,331

prescriptions.

479

patients, 27% of all patients

3 2
LOTEMAX 1,286

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,209

prescriptions.

973

patients, 55% of all patients

10 4 22
GATIFLOXACIN 901

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

254

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5 31
PATADAY 607

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

165

patients, 9% of all patients

6 13
ILEVRO 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

166

patients, 9% of all patients

7 16
LUMIGAN 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

8 3
PROLENSA 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

139

patients, 8% of all patients

9 26
COMBIGAN 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

10 8
TRAVATAN Z 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

11 7
FLUOROMETHOLONE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

226

patients, 13% of all patients

12 30
LATANOPROST 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

13 1
BEPREVE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

14 47
TOBRADEX 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

177

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15 44
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

16 4
TIMOLOL MALEATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

17 5
ALPHAGAN P 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

18 11
AZELASTINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

19 25
VIGAMOX 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

19 17
ISTALOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

10 21 66
SIMBRINZA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

22 28
BACITRACIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

23 37
OFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

A 24 12
OLOPATADINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

25 35
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

26 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

27 48
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. 14, 2012.
  • 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.