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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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4,531Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

$470K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

917 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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 880 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

1% of this provider’s 917 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

49% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 51%.

Prescription Price

$104 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 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

$334K

2014

$382K

2015

$470K

2016

Number of Claims

4,134

2014

4,095

2015

4,531

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 1,273

prescriptions, 28% of all prescriptions

1,245

prescriptions.

274

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
TIMOLOL MALEATE 653

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

217

patients, 24% of all patients

2 3
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 334

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

3 5
LUMIGAN 229

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

4 4
TRAVATAN Z 224

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

5 6
ILEVRO 219

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

193

patients, 21% of all patients

6 13
MOXEZA 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

172

patients, 19% of all patients

10 7 37
DUREZOL 188

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

178

patients, 19% of all patients

8 9
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

9 14
ALPHAGAN P 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

10 15
COMBIGAN 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

11 10
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

12 2
RESTASIS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

13 12
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

14 36
AZOPT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

15 26
VIGAMOX 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
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 Feb. 4, 2015.
  • 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.