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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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5,829Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

$734K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

1,122 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,094 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

2% of this provider’s 1,122 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

53% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$126 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 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

$641K

2014

$716K

2015

$734K

2016

Number of Claims

6,249

2014

6,244

2015

5,829

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 1,522

prescriptions, 26% of all prescriptions

1,488

prescriptions.

277

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 423

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

2 4
ILEVRO 343

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

243

patients, 22% of all patients

3 18
VIGAMOX 319

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

211

patients, 19% of all patients

4 15
LUMIGAN 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

5 5
TIMOLOL MALEATE 275

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

6 3
RESTASIS 265

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

167

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
DUREZOL 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

149

patients, 13% of all patients

9 17
ZIOPTAN 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

10 10 44
TROPICAMIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11 69
CARTEOLOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

12 73
BESIVANCE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

13 30
TRAVATAN Z 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

13 7
AZOPT 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

15 22
ALPHAGAN P 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

16 9
COMBIGAN 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

17 13
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

18 8
PROLENSA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
NEVANAC 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

20 42
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
BETIMOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10 22 95
PAZEO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

23 16
PATADAY 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

23 10
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

25 14
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.