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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Optometrist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,840Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,301 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

5,923

2014

6,688

2015

6,840

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
RESTASIS 2,049

prescriptions, 30% of all prescriptions

1,958

prescriptions.

420

patients, 32% of all patients

PATADAY 877

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

872

prescriptions.

195

patients, 15% of all patients

PAZEO 828

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

225

patients, 17% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

133

patients, 10% of all patients

PATANOL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

10
ERYTHROMYCIN* 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PROLENSA 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

ALREX 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

LUMIGAN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

DUREZOL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

BESIVANCE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

COMBIGAN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LOTEMAX 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PRED MILD 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

10
AZELASTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPHAGAN P 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 June 17, 2014.
  • 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.