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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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9,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

1,314 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 1,190 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

4% of this provider’s 1,314 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 1,314 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

57% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$131 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $128 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

8,880

2014

8,675

2015

9,873

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 1,772

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

1,654

prescriptions.

350

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 1,106

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,029

prescriptions.

404

patients, 31% of all patients

2 2
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 985

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

313

patients, 24% of all patients

3 9
LUMIGAN 752

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

167

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 616

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

242

patients, 18% of all patients

A 5 20
ALPHAGAN P 571

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

138

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
COMBIGAN 517

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
RESTASIS 517

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

183

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

9 4
TIMOLOL MALEATE 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

10 5
TRAVATAN Z 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

11 7
PATADAY 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

12 13
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

13 10
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

14 15
LOTEMAX 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

15 22
PROLENSA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

16 26
BESIVANCE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

17 23
FLUOROMETHOLONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

18 30
AZOPT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

19 19
ACETAZOLAMIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

20 33
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

20 24
OLOPATADINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

22 35
PAZEO 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

23 27
OFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

A 24 12
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.