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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,862Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 403 providers in this state and specialty

647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 613 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 647 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 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

80% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$187 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $128 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

6,454

2014

7,092

2015

7,862

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 1,640

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

1,516

prescriptions.

185

patients, 29% of all patients

1 6
LATANOPROST 1,206

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,182

prescriptions.

167

patients, 26% of all patients

2 1
LUMIGAN 810

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
PAZEO 612

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

186

patients, 29% of all patients

4 27
ALPHAGAN P 577

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

5 11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 445

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
COMBIGAN 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

7 8
AZOPT 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

8 19
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

9 4
TRAVATAN Z 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

10 7
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

11 2
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

12 10
PATADAY 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

13 13
PILOCARPINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

14 29
ERYTHROMYCIN* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 15 21
BESIVANCE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

16 23
ILEVRO 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
ISTALOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 10 18 66
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 July 3, 2018.
  • 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.