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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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10,365Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 132 providers in this state and specialty

$999K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 132 providers in this state and specialty

1,468 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,343 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

2% of this provider’s 1,468 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

51% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 55%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $117 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 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

$732K

2014

$908K

2015

$999K

2016

Number of Claims

7,961

2014

9,102

2015

10,365

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 2,030

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

1,953

prescriptions.

312

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LUMIGAN 897

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

168

patients, 11% of all patients

2 3
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 709

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

147

patients, 10% of all patients

3 9
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 686

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

329

patients, 22% of all patients

4 2
TIMOLOL MALEATE 642

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

129

patients, 9% of all patients

5 5
ALPHAGAN P 636

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

6 13
TRAVATAN Z 598

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

105

patients, 7% of all patients

7 6
PATADAY 577

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

133

patients, 9% of all patients

8 19
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 541

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

132

patients, 9% of all patients

9 4
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

108

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
COMBIGAN 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

11 7
OFLOXACIN 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

160

patients, 11% of all patients

A 12 17
AZOPT 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

13 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

108

patients, 7% of all patients

A 14 18
RESTASIS 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
ERYTHROMYCIN* 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

119

patients, 8% of all patients

A 16 24
FLUOROMETHOLONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

17 26
ACYCLOVIR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

18 37
FAMCICLOVIR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

10 19 68
VIGAMOX 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

20 12
LOTEMAX 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

21 21
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 23, 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.