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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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7,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 132 providers in this state and specialty

$565K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 132 providers in this state and specialty

1,593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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 1,410 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 1,593 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

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 55%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $117 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 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

$556K

2014

$604K

2015

$565K

2016

Number of Claims

6,773

2014

7,621

2015

7,708

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 2,208

prescriptions, 29% of all prescriptions

1,964

prescriptions.

495

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
ERYTHROMYCIN* 1,025

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

505

patients, 32% of all patients

A 10 2 24
TIMOLOL MALEATE 818

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

221

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 759

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

416

patients, 26% of all patients

4 2
FLUOROMETHOLONE 625

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

281

patients, 18% of all patients

5 26
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 389

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

229

patients, 14% of all patients

6 30
TRAVATAN Z 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

7 6
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

8 4
ALPHAGAN P 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

9 13
COMBIGAN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

10 7
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

11 15
RESTASIS 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

12 10
PATADAY 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

13 19
LUMIGAN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

14 3
LOTEMAX 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

15 21
LEVOBUNOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

16 40
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 June 3, 2016.
  • 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.