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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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2,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

$301K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 577 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

4% of this provider’s 627 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 627 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

55% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 51%.

Prescription Price

$115 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 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

$226K

2014

$256K

2015

$301K

2016

Number of Claims

2,173

2014

2,182

2015

2,621

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 664

prescriptions, 25% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

141

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
DUREZOL 212

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

196

patients, 31% of all patients

2 9
TIMOLOL MALEATE 197

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

3 3
ILEVRO 156

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

4 13
VIGAMOX 140

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

126

patients, 20% of all patients

5 17
COMBIGAN 109

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

6 10
TRAVATAN Z 101

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

7 6
LUMIGAN 88

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

8 4
RESTASIS 84

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

9 12
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

10 11
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 81

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

11 5
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 66

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

12 2
OFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A 13 7
ERYTHROMYCIN* 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 14 16
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 51

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
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 Dec. 9, 2009.
  • 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.