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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,359Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$850K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

2,051 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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 Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,976 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

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

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 50%.

Prescription Price

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 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

$699K

2014

$997K

2015

$850K

2016

Number of Claims

7,287

2014

8,240

2015

9,359

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 2,281

prescriptions, 24% of all prescriptions

2,228

prescriptions.

717

patients, 35% of all patients

1 1
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 981

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

937

prescriptions.

621

patients, 30% of all patients

2 2
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 836

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

574

patients, 28% of all patients

3 15
OFLOXACIN 774

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

595

patients, 29% of all patients

A 4 5
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 605

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

215

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
LUMIGAN 447

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

152

patients, 7% of all patients

6 4
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 439

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

152

patients, 7% of all patients

7 13
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

129

patients, 6% of all patients

8 9
VIGAMOX 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

284

patients, 14% of all patients

9 14
DUREZOL 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

247

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11
TRAVATAN Z 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

112

patients, 5% of all patients

11 6
ILEVRO 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

227

patients, 11% of all patients

12 16
TIMOLOL MALEATE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

140

patients, 7% of all patients

13 3
COMBIGAN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

67

patients, 3% of all patients

14 10
SIMBRINZA 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

15 27
AZOPT 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

16 25
ALPHAGAN P 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

17 19
ACETAZOLAMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

18 40
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.