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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,225Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

2,334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 2,210 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

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 *

47% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 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

$1.31M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

16,563

2014

17,398

2015

17,225

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 2,446

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

2,347

prescriptions.

455

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
TIMOLOL MALEATE 2,404

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

2,269

prescriptions.

572

patients, 25% of all patients

10 2 3
TRAVATAN Z 2,167

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

2,081

prescriptions.

482

patients, 21% of all patients

10 3 7
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 1,603

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,533

prescriptions.

370

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 1,201

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,122

prescriptions.

648

patients, 28% of all patients

5 2
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 935

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

227

patients, 10% of all patients

6 14
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 910

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

180

patients, 8% of all patients

7 8
LUMIGAN 821

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

159

patients, 7% of all patients

8 5
ALPHAGAN P 658

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

146

patients, 6% of all patients

9 9
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

396

patients, 17% of all patients

10 21
POLYMYXIN B SUL-TRIMETHOPRIM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

294

patients, 13% of all patients

11 32
COMBIGAN 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

82

patients, 4% of all patients

12 13
OFLOXACIN 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

256

patients, 11% of all patients

A 13 12
LOTEMAX 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

189

patients, 8% of all patients

14 24
AZOPT 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

57

patients, 2% of all patients

15 22
BESIVANCE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

181

patients, 8% of all patients

16 30
ILEVRO 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

157

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
SIMBRINZA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

18 28
PROLENSA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

101

patients, 4% of all patients

19 25
DUREZOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

57

patients, 2% of all patients

20 17
LEVOBUNOLOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

21 27
ZIOPTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

22 44
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

23 20
ERYTHROMYCIN* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

A 24 19
PILOCARPINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

24 43
RESTASIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

26 6
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.