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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Technician/Technologist, Ophthalmic

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
744 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$975K

2012

$1.01M

2013

$1.47M

2014

$1.82M

2015

Number of Claims

5,745

2012

5,394

2013

6,514

2014

6,439

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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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
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

1,767

prescriptions, 27% of all prescriptions

1,656

prescriptions.

419

patients, 56% of all patients

PROLENSA

Used to treat pain or swell... +

Used to treat pain or swelling of the eye following cataract surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,024

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

974

prescriptions.

235

patients, 32% of all patients

10
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

796

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

157

patients, 21% of all patients

BEPREVE 564

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

10
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

413

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

78

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

381

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

73

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

198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% 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

183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

BESIVANCE

Treats bacterial conjunctiv... +

Treats bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

LASTACAFT 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

10
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

113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DUREZOL

Used to treat eye swelling ... +

Used to treat eye swelling and pain after eye surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% 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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% 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

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Oct. 19, 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.