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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,812Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

$3.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

849 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
96% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 844 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 849 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

75% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$264 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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

$2.54M

2014

$2.85M

2015

$3.38M

2016

Number of Claims

11,706

2014

12,235

2015

12,812

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
RESTASIS 3,799

prescriptions, 30% of all prescriptions

3,767

prescriptions.

744

patients, 88% of all patients

10 1 6
VASCEPA 2,532

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

2,502

prescriptions.

505

patients, 59% of all patients

10 2 47
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 1,869

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,845

prescriptions.

374

patients, 44% of all patients

10 3 36
LUMIGAN 742

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
TRAVATAN Z 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

5 7
ALPHAGAN P 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

6 9
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

153

patients, 18% of all patients

10 7 33
BACITRACIN 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

149

patients, 18% of all patients

8 41
COMBIGAN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

9 13
ERYTHROMYCIN* 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

A 10 19
ALREX 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

11 46
TIMOLOL MALEATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

12 3
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

13 4
SIMBRINZA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

14 28
AZASITE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

15 65
AZOPT 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

15 22
PAZEO 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

17 16
TOBRADEX 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

17 49
ILEVRO 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
LOTEMAX 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
MINOCYCLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A 21 79
ISTALOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10 22 70
DUREZOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
PROLENSA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
FLUOROMETHOLONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

25 29
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. 29, 2011.
  • 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.