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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,966Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 132 providers in this state and specialty

$483K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 132 providers in this state and specialty

744 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

6% of this provider’s 744 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 744 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 55%. This is far fewer than peers.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $117 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$421K

2014

$463K

2015

$483K

2016

Number of Claims

6,112

2014

6,629

2015

6,966

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
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 956

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

233

patients, 31% of all patients

10 1 15
PREDNISONE 499

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

2 43
LATANOPROST 486

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
TIMOLOL MALEATE 347

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 56
CLONAZEPAM 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

6 70
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
RANITIDINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

8 73
ACETAZOLAMIDE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

9 34
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

10 4
LOTEMAX 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

11 21
ZONISAMIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

12 76
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

13 78
GABAPENTIN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

14 79
NEVANAC 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

15 42
FUROSEMIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

15 81
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 17 83
TOPIRAMATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

18 88
AZOPT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

19 23
TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 20 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

21 91
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
RESTASIS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

23 10
TRAVATAN Z 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 6
ALPHAGAN P 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 13
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 98
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

26 64
NAPROXEN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 99
TOBRADEX 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

29 63
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 101
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 April 29, 2008.
  • 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.