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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,322Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 79 providers in this state and specialty

$954K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 79 providers in this state and specialty

1,352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,262 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

1% of this provider’s 1,352 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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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 *

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 54%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $104 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


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

$775K

2014

$875K

2015

$954K

2016

Number of Claims

9,642

2014

10,206

2015

10,322

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 2,462

prescriptions, 24% of all prescriptions

2,306

prescriptions.

506

patients, 37% of all patients

1 1
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 1,462

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,380

prescriptions.

363

patients, 27% of all patients

2 5
TIMOLOL MALEATE 1,107

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

350

patients, 26% of all patients

3 3
TRAVATAN Z 786

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

174

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
LUMIGAN 753

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

161

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

224

patients, 17% of all patients

6 2
COMBIGAN 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

7 9
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

8 7
ACETAZOLAMIDE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

9 30
ALPHAGAN P 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

11 12
AZOPT 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

12 20
VIGAMOX 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

13 16
PILOCARPINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

14 37
METHAZOLAMIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

14 44
RESTASIS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

16 10
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
ILEVRO 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A 19 15
ACYCLOVIR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

20 41
FLUOROMETHOLONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

21 29
LEVOBUNOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

22 39
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. 16, 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.