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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Optometrist, Corneal and Contact Management

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,430Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$794K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
754 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$290K

2012

$423K

2013

$622K

2014

$794K

2015

Number of Claims

3,676

2012

4,958

2013

5,895

2014

6,430

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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O

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

861

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

176

patients, 23% of all patients

RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

612

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH

Dexamethasone reduces the i... +

Dexamethasone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

517

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

221

patients, 29% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Ophthalmic prednisolone red... +

Ophthalmic prednisolone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye inflammation caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

396

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

189

patients, 25% of all patients

ERYTHROMYCIN*

Treats eye infections. Belo... +

Treats eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

149

patients, 20% of all patients

A
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

324

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

LOTEMAX

Reduces both internal and e... +

Reduces both internal and external inflammation of the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE

Tobramycin and dexamethason... +

Tobramycin and dexamethasone is a combination of an antibiotic and a corticosteroid. Source: National Library of Medicine

304

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

168

patients, 22% of all patients

FLUOROMETHOLONE

Treats eye conditions cause... +

Treats eye conditions caused by inflammation (swelling). Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE

Ketorolac is used to reliev... +

Ketorolac is used to relieve moderately severe pain, usually after surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

R
VIGAMOX

Treats eye infections that ... +

Treats eye infections that are caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

LUMIGAN

The eyedrop reduces pressur... +

The eyedrop reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular (eye) hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPHAGAN P

Treats increased pressure i... +

Treats increased pressure in the eye caused by open-angle glaucoma or a condition called hypertension of the eye (ocular hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CROMOLYN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

Reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIGAN

Treats increased pressure i... +

Treats increased pressure in the eye that is caused by glaucoma or a condition called ocular (eye) hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ILEVRO

Used to treat eye pain, red... +

Used to treat eye pain, redness, and swelling in patients who are recovering from cataract surgery (procedure to treat clouding of the lens in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BACITRACIN 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMBRINZA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL

The combination of dorzolam... +

The combination of dorzolamide and timolol is used to treat eye conditions, including glaucoma and ocular hypertension, in which increased pressure can lead to a gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DORZOLAMIDE HCL

Ophthalmic dorzolamide is u... +

Ophthalmic dorzolamide is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAZEO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Aug. 31, 2011.
  • 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.