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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$760K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
845 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$426K

2014

$721K

2015

$760K

2016

Number of Claims

4,890

2014

6,583

2015

5,964

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LATANOPROST 1,200

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

1,141

prescriptions.

336

patients, 40% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 596

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

177

patients, 21% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 512

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

LUMIGAN 443

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z 414

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPHAGAN P 345

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 316

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

DUREZOL 310

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

137

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMBRINZA 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

VIGAMOX 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE HCL 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

COMBIGAN 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

ZIOPTAN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

AZOPT 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

RESTASIS 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

BETIMOL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

10
COSOPT PF 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ATROPINE SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

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 8, 2018.
  • 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.