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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

CREON

LIPASE/PROTEASE/AMYLASE

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

497K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 344 of 3362

$284M
Retail Cost

Rank: 103 of 3362

103,424
Patients

Rank: 413 of 3362

55,047
Prescribers

Rank: 390 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

324K

2011

359K

2012

444K

2013

497K

2014

546K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$115M

2011

$146M

2012

$208M

2013

$284M

2014

$373M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$308

2011

$335

2012

$334

2013

$366

2014

$409

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 24,612 119,508 $58.9M
New York 14,406 76,743 $35.7M
Florida 8,212 33,271 $20.6M
Texas 5,432 21,743 $13.2M
Pennsylvania 4,078 21,033 $12.8M
New Jersey 3,380 15,867 $9.43M
Ohio 3,210 14,616 $10.3M
Illinois 2,804 14,389 $7.23M
Michigan 2,921 12,285 $8.67M
North Carolina 2,532 11,846 $7.73M
Georgia 2,525 11,564 $6.9M
Massachusetts 2,259 11,150 $7.83M
Washington 1,946 9,058 $5.23M
Missouri 1,602 7,993 $5.14M
Indiana 1,764 7,935 $5.28M
Tennessee 1,781 7,845 $5.09M
Virginia 1,546 6,585 $4.09M
Maryland 1,450 6,133 $3.54M
Wisconsin 1,206 5,839 $3.69M
Minnesota 1,262 5,635 $4.7M
Kentucky 1,223 5,437 $3.85M
Arizona 1,305 5,247 $3.79M
Connecticut 1,069 5,130 $3.2M
Colorado 1,019 4,973 $2.99M
South Carolina 1,126 4,909 $3.44M
Alabama 1,082 4,767 $3.05M
Louisiana 946 4,385 $2.52M
Oregon 883 3,818 $2.52M
Kansas 596 2,953 $1.85M
Mississippi 553 2,863 $1.57M
Oklahoma 586 2,807 $1.79M
Iowa 521 2,666 $1.4M
Arkansas 527 2,529 $1.48M
West Virginia 561 2,418 $1.56M
Maine 412 1,905 $1.53M
New Mexico 457 1,844 $1.14M
Rhode Island 313 1,665 $956K
New Hampshire 348 1,585 $1.22M
Nebraska 326 1,533 $1.01M
Nevada 367 1,403 $932K
Utah 347 1,345 $1.01M
Idaho 274 1,253 $775K
Hawaii 321 1,079 $688K
Montana 154 745 $491K
South Dakota 147 705 $402K
Alaska 82 670 $264K
Vermont 125 667 $496K
Delaware 165 652 $419K
District of Columbia 160 570 $328K
North Dakota 91 443 $290K
Wyoming 52 182 $112K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for CREON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THUY-TIEN LE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TACOMA

Washington

YATISH GOYAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MEDINA

Ohio

MOHAMAD SANKARI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

MONTGOMERY

West Virginia

HAITHAM JIFI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

KIMBERLY MILLS ANP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

ROBERT NEWMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SCIOTOVILLE

Ohio

LEVON ANTOSSYAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

GLENDALE

California

DHIRESH JEYARAJAH M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled50

DALLAS

Texas

MISSAK KLTCHIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

RODOLFO DAQUIOAG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAIRFIELD

California

MARCEL FILART MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

KHOA NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

MICHAEL JOSOVITZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

MEHRAN KHORSANDI M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

KERRINGTON SMITH M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled50

LEBANON

New Hampshire

YI NGAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLUSHING

New York

DARIUS SORBI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

WEST ISLIP

New York

YOONJOO KIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PALISADES PARK

New Jersey

VINH NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EL MONTE

California

STUART GORDON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

LEBANON

New Hampshire

TOLGA ERIM D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WESTON

Florida

MICHAEL SHANK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MEDIA

Pennsylvania

RODNEY SEPICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

STATE COLLEGE

Pennsylvania

KARA MILLER PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

DUSTIN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York