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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,913Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

$2.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

3,626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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 Florida
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

2% of this provider’s 3,626 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 *

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 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

$1.63M

2014

$961K

2015

$2.23M

2016

Number of Claims

17,780

2014

12,217

2015

26,913

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 7,457

prescriptions, 28% of all prescriptions

7,110

prescriptions.

1,317

patients, 36% of all patients

10 1 1
COMBIGAN 2,296

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

2,147

prescriptions.

424

patients, 12% of all patients

10 2 7
LUMIGAN 2,080

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,994

prescriptions.

426

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3 4
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 2,069

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,969

prescriptions.

421

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4 5
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 1,830

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,748

prescriptions.

333

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5 8
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 1,581

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,504

prescriptions.

880

patients, 24% of all patients

10 6 10
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 1,179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,141

prescriptions.

796

patients, 22% of all patients

7 2
TIMOLOL MALEATE 1,139

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,104

prescriptions.

252

patients, 7% of all patients

8 3
RESTASIS 853

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

262

patients, 7% of all patients

9 11
ALPHAGAN P 817

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

160

patients, 4% of all patients

10 12
VIGAMOX 815

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

553

patients, 15% of all patients

10 11 16
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 748

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

167

patients, 5% of all patients

12 13
PATADAY 743

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

227

patients, 6% of all patients

13 25
AZOPT 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

81

patients, 2% of all patients

14 23
TRAVATAN Z 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

82

patients, 2% of all patients

15 6
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

131

patients, 4% of all patients

16 24
ATROPINE SULFATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

39

patients, 1% of all patients

10 17 62
LOTEMAX 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

86

patients, 2% of all patients

18 22
FLUOROMETHOLONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

84

patients, 2% of all patients

18 28
DUREZOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

92

patients, 3% of all patients

20 9
ILEVRO 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 1% of all patients

21 14
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

93

patients, 3% of all patients

22 15
ACETAZOLAMIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

23 30
BACITRACIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

85

patients, 2% of all patients

24 38
POLYMYXIN B SUL-TRIMETHOPRIM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

86

patients, 2% of all patients

25 21
PILOCARPINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

26 39
AZELASTINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

27 44
ERYTHROMYCIN* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

59

patients, 2% of all patients

A 28 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 Aug. 14, 2014.
  • 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.