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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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10,152Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

1,491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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 1,455 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 1,491 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

62% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$186 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

$1.44M

2014

$1.8M

2015

$1.89M

2016

Number of Claims

10,155

2014

10,803

2015

10,152

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 1,388

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,359

prescriptions.

331

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
RESTASIS 929

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

893

prescriptions.

340

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 664

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

166

patients, 11% of all patients

3 4
LUMIGAN 596

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

145

patients, 10% of all patients

4 3
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 558

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

252

patients, 17% of all patients

A 5 20
ALPHAGAN P 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

112

patients, 8% of all patients

6 11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

142

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
TRAVATAN Z 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

105

patients, 7% of all patients

8 7
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

219

patients, 15% of all patients

9 2
COMBIGAN 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

10 8
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

105

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
AZOPT 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

12 19
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

139

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
ZIOPTAN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

10 14 46
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

15 10
ERYTHROMYCIN* 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

A 16 21
PILOCARPINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

17 29
ACETAZOLAMIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

18 33
LOTEMAX 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
PROLENSA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

20 26
PATADAY 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

21 13
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

106

patients, 7% of all patients

22 18
SIMBRINZA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

23 28
COSOPT PF 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

24 50
DUREZOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

25 14
TIMOPTIC OCUDOSE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

10 26 71
PAZEO 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

27 27
XALATAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

10 28 68
ILEVRO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

29 16
VIGAMOX 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

29 17
CYCLOPENTOLATE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

31 60
COSOPT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

10 31 92
BACITRACIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
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 March 20, 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.