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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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6,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 44 providers in this state and specialty

$522K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 44 providers in this state and specialty

1,119 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,059 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

3% of this provider’s 1,119 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 1,119 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

47% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 51%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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

$508K

2014

$526K

2015

$522K

2016

Number of Claims

5,887

2014

6,825

2015

6,797

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
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 1,188

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

1,119

prescriptions.

623

patients, 56% of all patients

1 2
LATANOPROST 868

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

173

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 615

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

379

patients, 34% of all patients

3 7
OFLOXACIN 457

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

292

patients, 26% of all patients

A 4 8
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 440

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

5 5
TRAVATAN Z 390

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

6 6
TIMOLOL MALEATE 314

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

7 3
VALACYCLOVIR 306

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

8 30
COMBIGAN 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

9 9
LUMIGAN 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

10 4
GATIFLOXACIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

11 25
ACYCLOVIR 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

12 28
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

13 11
RESTASIS 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

14 10
LOTEMAX 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

15 13
ERYTHROMYCIN* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

A 16 21
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

17 32
VIGAMOX 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 A 19 45
AZOPT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

20 27
ZIRGAN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

10 21 52
DUREZOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

22 12
ALPHAGAN P 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

23 15
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

A 24 40
ACETAZOLAMIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

25 41
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 3, 2014.
  • 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.