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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Optometrist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$877K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
943 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$111K

2014

$466K

2015

$877K

2016

Number of Claims

692

2014

2,897

2015

4,726

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
RESTASIS 892

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

205

patients, 22% of all patients

PATADAY 651

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

PAZEO 358

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPHAGAN P 347

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 315

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 309

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

10
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 291

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

LATANOPROST 245

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMBRINZA 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

COMBIGAN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LUMIGAN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOROMETHOLONE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% 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 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 May 21, 2008.
  • 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.