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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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7,235Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

781 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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 767 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

0% of this provider’s 781 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

64% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$139 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $128 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$727K

2014

$833K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

6,716

2014

6,630

2015

7,235

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
LUMIGAN 822

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

199

patients, 25% of all patients

1 3
LATANOPROST 690

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

150

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 599

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
COMBIGAN 487

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
AZOPT 474

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

5 19
TIMOLOL MALEATE 421

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 408

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

191

patients, 24% of all patients

7 2
TRAVATAN Z 346

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
PILOCARPINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

9 29
PHOSPHOLINE IODIDE 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10 51
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
ALPHAGAN P 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
CARTEOLOL HCL 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14 55
SIMBRINZA 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

15 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

A 16 20
ACETAZOLAMIDE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

17 33
VIGAMOX 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
ZIOPTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

19 46
BETOPTIC S 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

10 20 109
DUREZOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

21 14
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 Feb. 24, 2015.
  • 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.