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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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7,987Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

1,017 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 997 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

5% of this provider’s 1,017 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 1,017 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

59% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$213 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 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

$914K

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.7M

2016

Number of Claims

5,482

2014

7,072

2015

7,987

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 1,160

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,155

prescriptions.

337

patients, 33% of all patients

1 6
LATANOPROST 915

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 882

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

863

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

3 36
TIMOLOL MALEATE 463

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

4 3
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

161

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

197

patients, 19% of all patients

6 20
TRAVATAN Z 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

7 7
ALPHAGAN P 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

8 9
PAZEO 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

9 16
COMBIGAN 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

10 13
PATADAY 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

11 10
LUMIGAN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

12 5
ERYTHROMYCIN* 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

A 13 19
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

14 4
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

15 8
LOVAZA 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

16 88
VIGAMOX 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
BESIVANCE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

18 30
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

19 26
LOTEMAX 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
ILEVRO 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

21 18
SIMBRINZA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

22 28
OFLOXACIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A 23 12
PROLENSA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

25 11
VASCEPA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

26 47
FLUOROMETHOLONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

27 29
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

28 14
COSOPT PF 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 29 51
AZOPT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

30 22
DUREZOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

30 17
PATANOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

32 57
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 March 8, 2010.
  • 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.