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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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8,499Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

$846K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 46 providers in this state and specialty

1,177 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,136 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 1,177 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 44%.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 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

$540K

2014

$687K

2015

$846K

2016

Number of Claims

6,957

2014

7,948

2015

8,499

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 2,326

prescriptions, 27% of all prescriptions

2,263

prescriptions.

460

patients, 39% of all patients

1 1
TIMOLOL MALEATE 750

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

222

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LUMIGAN 691

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

146

patients, 12% of all patients

3 7
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 686

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

174

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 535

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
COMBIGAN 400

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

6 11
OFLOXACIN 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

225

patients, 19% of all patients

A 7 8
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

193

patients, 16% of all patients

8 6
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

182

patients, 15% of all patients

9 2
TRAVATAN Z 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
ALPHAGAN P 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

12 12
AZOPT 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

13 16
DUREZOL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

14 22
COSOPT PF 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

15 41
ZIOPTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

16 40
SIMBRINZA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

17 31
PILOCARPINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

18 24
XALATAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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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 Oct. 3, 2011.
  • 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.