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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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1,571Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$154K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$154K

2014

$183K

2015

$154K

2016

Number of Claims

1,469

2014

1,621

2015

1,571

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LATANOPROST 415

prescriptions, 26% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

85

patients, 24% of all patients

PATADAY 102

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 90

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

79

patients, 22% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z 84

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

EPINASTINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ERYTHROMYCIN* 71

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

A
VIGAMOX 71

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

COMBIGAN 56

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 54

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

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 Oct. 24, 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.