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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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14,101Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

$2.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 240 providers in this state and specialty

1,841 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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 1,600 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 1,841 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 *

47% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$150 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$1.06M

2014

$1M

2015

$2.12M

2016

Number of Claims

10,995

2014

10,986

2015

14,101

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
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 1,384

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,066

prescriptions.

471

patients, 26% of all patients

A 10 1 23
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 1,351

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,172

prescriptions.

396

patients, 22% of all patients

10 2 14
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 1,308

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,144

prescriptions.

362

patients, 20% of all patients

10 3 8
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 1,294

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,141

prescriptions.

398

patients, 22% of all patients

10 4 11
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 903

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

255

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
PROLENSA 815

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

248

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6 25
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 656

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

295

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
TIMOLOL MALEATE 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

159

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
RESTASIS 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

164

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
SIMBRINZA 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

120

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10 28
COMBIGAN 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

116

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
LATANOPROST 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

98

patients, 5% of all patients

12 1
TRAVATAN Z 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

124

patients, 7% of all patients

13 7
BESIVANCE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

157

patients, 9% of all patients

14 30
ALPHAGAN P 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

15 9
DUREZOL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
LOTEMAX 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

17 24
AZOPT 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

18 22
ACETAZOLAMIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

19 39
VIGAMOX 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

20 15
PATADAY 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

21 10
COSOPT PF 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

10 22 51
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

81

patients, 4% of all patients

23 20
LUMIGAN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

24 5
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

25 33
ILEVRO 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

26 18
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

27 21
AZELASTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

28 31
AZASITE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

29 65
ACUVAIL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

10 30 91
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

31 26
ERYTHROMYCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

A 32 19
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. 5, 2012.
  • 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.