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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,620Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 73 providers in this state and specialty

$783K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 73 providers in this state and specialty

1,579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

1% of this provider’s 1,579 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 *

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 51%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$599K

2014

$698K

2015

$783K

2016

Number of Claims

11,265

2014

12,610

2015

13,620

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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O

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 3,766

prescriptions, 28% of all prescriptions

3,386

prescriptions.

700

patients, 44% of all patients

1 1
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 1,955

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,743

prescriptions.

496

patients, 31% of all patients

10 2 5
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 1,451

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,318

prescriptions.

292

patients, 18% of all patients

10 3 7
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 1,272

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,160

prescriptions.

507

patients, 32% of all patients

4 3
TIMOLOL MALEATE 911

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

250

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
LUMIGAN 862

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

164

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
COMBIGAN 720

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

133

patients, 8% of all patients

7 9
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

8 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

112

patients, 7% of all patients

9 26
VIGAMOX 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

258

patients, 16% of all patients

10 16
ALPHAGAN P 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

11 15
TRAVATAN Z 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

12 6
AZOPT 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

13 25
RESTASIS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

14 11
DUREZOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

15 8
SIMBRINZA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

16 28
ACETAZOLAMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

17 34
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 July 21, 2017.
  • 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.