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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,056Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$481K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,310 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$420K

2014

$479K

2015

$481K

2016

Number of Claims

4,865

2014

5,094

2015

5,056

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
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 1,081

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

997

prescriptions.

706

patients, 54% of all patients

LATANOPROST 648

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

GATIFLOXACIN 523

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

395

patients, 30% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 345

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z 328

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

LUMIGAN 316

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

VIGAMOX 270

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

209

patients, 16% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

COMBIGAN 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

BESIVANCE 192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

160

patients, 12% of all patients

KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPHAGAN P 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ERYTHROMYCIN* 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A
RESTASIS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 19, 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.