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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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8,424Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

1,401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 1,362 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 1,401 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

73% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$161 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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

$859K

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

6,546

2014

8,833

2015

8,424

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
PATADAY 1,411

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

1,345

prescriptions.

317

patients, 23% of all patients

1 10
RESTASIS 981

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

944

prescriptions.

242

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
LATANOPROST 793

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

3 1
TRAVATAN Z 689

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

130

patients, 9% of all patients

4 7
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 510

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

268

patients, 19% of all patients

5 2
AZELASTINE HCL 488

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

6 31
LOTEMAX 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

146

patients, 10% of all patients

7 24
PAZEO 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

8 16
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

9 21
ERYTHROMYCIN* 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

A 10 19
ALPHAGAN P 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

11 9
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

12 4
AZOPT 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

13 22
TOBRAMYCIN* 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

14 53
OLOPATADINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

15 38
PROLENSA 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
TIMOLOL MALEATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

17 3
LUMIGAN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

17 5
VIGAMOX 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
BESIVANCE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

20 30
DUREZOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
COMBIGAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

22 13
BACITRACIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

23 41
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

24 8
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

25 26
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

26 20
ILEVRO 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

27 18
SIMBRINZA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Sept. 3, 2011.
  • 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.