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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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6,760Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

1,026 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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 980 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 1,026 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

78% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$262 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.47M

2015

$1.77M

2016

Number of Claims

6,191

2014

6,162

2015

6,760

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 2,293

prescriptions, 34% of all prescriptions

2,164

prescriptions.

406

patients, 40% of all patients

1 6
PATADAY 765

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

198

patients, 19% of all patients

2 13
BEPREVE 414

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3 47
OLOPATADINE HCL 387

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4 35
LATANOPROST 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

5 1
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
TIMOLOL MALEATE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

7 5
ERYTHROMYCIN* 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

A 8 21
VIGAMOX 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

9 17
ILEVRO 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

10 16
PAZEO 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

11 27
AZELASTINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

12 25
LUMIGAN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

13 3
BACITRACIN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

14 37
TRAVATAN Z 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

15 7
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

16 4
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

17 18
COMBIGAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

18 8
PATANOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

19 74
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 20 108
ALPHAGAN P 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

21 11
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 Jan. 25, 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.