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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,931Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 132 providers in this state and specialty

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 132 providers in this state and specialty

1,927 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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 1,798 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 1,927 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 55%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$104 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $117 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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

$852K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

7,897

2014

9,984

2015

11,931

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 3,817

prescriptions, 32% of all prescriptions

3,590

prescriptions.

897

patients, 47% of all patients

1 1
LUMIGAN 1,035

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

995

prescriptions.

285

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 983

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

272

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
COMBIGAN 833

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

210

patients, 11% of all patients

4 7
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 664

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

193

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
TRAVATAN Z 640

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

170

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 619

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

177

patients, 9% of all patients

7 15
TIMOLOL MALEATE 570

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

189

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
ALPHAGAN P 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

132

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

193

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

177

patients, 9% of all patients

11 20
PATADAY 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

85

patients, 4% of all patients

12 19
DUREZOL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

165

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
AZOPT 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

14 23
RESTASIS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

15 10
BESIVANCE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

16 16
ILEVRO 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

17 14
VIGAMOX 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

18 12
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

19 11
PAZEO 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

20 33
FLUOROMETHOLONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

21 26
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 April 6, 2017.
  • 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.