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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,582Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

2,888 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

0% of this provider’s 2,662 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

0% of this provider’s 2,888 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 2,888 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

42% 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

$92 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.83M

2015

$2M

2016

Number of Claims

17,814

2014

20,360

2015

21,582

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 5,499

prescriptions, 25% of all prescriptions

5,166

prescriptions.

1,107

patients, 38% of all patients

10 1 1
LUMIGAN 2,140

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,985

prescriptions.

424

patients, 15% of all patients

10 2 4
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 1,631

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,467

prescriptions.

338

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3 8
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 1,558

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,403

prescriptions.

758

patients, 26% of all patients

10 4 2
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 1,510

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,373

prescriptions.

365

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
TIMOLOL MALEATE 1,489

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,344

prescriptions.

372

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6 3
TRAVATAN Z 1,063

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

974

prescriptions.

227

patients, 8% of all patients

7 6
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 1,020

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

930

prescriptions.

590

patients, 20% of all patients

A 8 19
COMBIGAN 967

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

887

prescriptions.

221

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
ILEVRO 951

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

587

patients, 20% of all patients

10 14
ACETAZOLAMIDE 784

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

173

patients, 6% of all patients

10 11 30
ALPHAGAN P 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

135

patients, 5% of all patients

12 12
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

92

patients, 3% of all patients

13 13
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

239

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

146

patients, 5% of all patients

15 15
DUREZOL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

90

patients, 3% of all patients

16 9
OFLOXACIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

69

patients, 2% of all patients

A 17 18
AZOPT 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 1% of all patients

18 23
METHAZOLAMIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

19 41
RESTASIS 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

57

patients, 2% of all patients

20 11
SIMBRINZA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

21 32
PILOCARPINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 0% of all patients

22 39
PROLENSA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

23 26
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. 19, 2007.
  • 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.