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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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4,629Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$504K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,060 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$275K

2014

$434K

2015

$504K

2016

Number of Claims

3,728

2014

4,298

2015

4,629

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.

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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 1,017

prescriptions, 22% of all prescriptions

954

prescriptions.

191

patients, 18% of all patients

DUREZOL 611

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

379

patients, 36% of all patients

OFLOXACIN 551

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

384

patients, 36% of all patients

A
ILEVRO 550

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

373

patients, 35% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 262

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

222

patients, 21% of all patients

CYCLOPENTOLATE HCL 219

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

208

patients, 20% of all patients

10
RESTASIS 212

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

ERYTHROMYCIN* 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

170

patients, 16% of all patients

A
COMBIGAN 184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LUMIGAN 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRAVATAN Z 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

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 June 29, 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.