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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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3,984Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 121 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

$609K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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 571 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 586 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

$153 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $128 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 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

$273K

2014

$474K

2015

$609K

2016

Number of Claims

2,228

2014

3,267

2015

3,984

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
RESTASIS 792

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

160

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
LATANOPROST 364

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
ERYTHROMYCIN* 360

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

202

patients, 34% of all patients

A 3 21
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 315

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

156

patients, 27% of all patients

4 9
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 309

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

165

patients, 28% of all patients

5 2
VIGAMOX 285

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

148

patients, 25% of all patients

6 17
ALPHAGAN P 231

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

7 11
AZELASTINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

8 25
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 205

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

9 79
OLOPATADINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

10 35
SIMBRINZA 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

11 28
BACITRACIN 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

12 37
TIMOLOL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

13 5
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

14 4
PATADAY 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

16 24
COMBIGAN 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

17 8
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.