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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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5,823Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 116 providers in this state and specialty

$564K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 116 providers in this state and specialty

1,296 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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 Ohio
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

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

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 1,296 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

50% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 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

$652K

2014

$530K

2015

$564K

2016

Number of Claims

6,149

2014

6,081

2015

5,823

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 955

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

942

prescriptions.

275

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 595

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

417

patients, 32% of all patients

A 2 14
TIMOLOL MALEATE 589

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

196

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 427

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
DUREZOL 390

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

274

patients, 21% of all patients

5 17
LUMIGAN 383

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

6 5
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 360

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

270

patients, 21% of all patients

7 2
TRAVATAN Z 305

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

8 10
COMBIGAN 273

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

9 9
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

10 13
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

11 6
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

117

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
ALPHAGAN P 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

14 12
ILEVRO 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

15 25
LOTEMAX 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

16 24
TOBRAMYCIN* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

17 33
AZOPT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

18 29
ACETAZOLAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

19 34
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 Oct. 2, 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.