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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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6,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$412K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

813 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

0% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 756 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 *

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 44%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$342K

2014

$410K

2015

$412K

2016

Number of Claims

5,899

2014

6,324

2015

6,458

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 2,044

prescriptions, 32% of all prescriptions

1,902

prescriptions.

350

patients, 43% of all patients

1 1
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 811

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

179

patients, 22% of all patients

2 8
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 609

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
ALPHAGAN P 443

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

4 11
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 421

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
TRAVATAN Z 406

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

6 17
TIMOLOL MALEATE 236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

7 6
AZOPT 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

8 16
COMBIGAN 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

9 14
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

10 2
OFLOXACIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

A 11 9
LUMIGAN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

12 3
RESTASIS 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

13 13
SIMBRINZA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

14 26
ZIOPTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

15 48
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 Oct. 14, 2010.
  • 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.