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CREON

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

132K
Medicare Part D Claims
$115M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 78,969 $24.1M
New York 49,672 $13.8M
Florida 19,552 $7.25M
Pennsylvania 14,891 $5.53M
Texas 13,323 $4.83M
Ohio 10,833 $5.01M
Illinois 9,771 $3.14M
New Jersey 9,734 $3.57M
North Carolina 7,638 $3M
Georgia 7,178 $2.69M
Massachusetts 7,128 $3.63M
Michigan 6,632 $2.6M
Tennessee 5,401 $2.07M
Washington 5,256 $1.94M
Indiana 5,204 $2.26M
Missouri 4,981 $1.96M
Virginia 4,929 $1.87M
Minnesota 4,020 $2.02M
Wisconsin 3,933 $1.72M
Maryland 3,706 $1.35M
Kentucky 3,694 $1.67M
Arizona 3,503 $1.53M
South Carolina 3,345 $1.34M
Colorado 3,328 $1.17M
Alabama 3,325 $1.22M
Connecticut 3,133 $1.29M
Louisiana 2,685 $994K
Oregon 2,451 $1.05M
Mississippi 2,345 $837K
Iowa 2,233 $845K
Oklahoma 2,226 $994K
Kansas 1,951 $712K
West Virginia 1,815 $778K
Arkansas 1,725 $615K
Maine 1,411 $691K
New Mexico 1,406 $571K
Rhode Island 1,323 $557K
Puerto Rico 1,202 $252K
Idaho 1,149 $495K
Nebraska 1,113 $424K
Nevada 1,009 $445K
New Hampshire 965 $417K
Utah 815 $389K
Alaska 544 $206K
Vermont 499 $265K
Hawaii 459 $168K
Montana 446 $187K
South Dakota 388 $192K
Delaware 374 $182K
North Dakota 318 $131K
District of Columbia 286 $90K
Wyoming 179 $69.8K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
EDWARD WOLIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

EDWARD PIKEN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

TORRANCE

California

JUAN ALBERTI FLOR MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

MARY ELLEN KLEINHENZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MARTHA KARETNY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GLENDALE

California

TUNG THAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WESTMINSTER

California

RINA GORODETSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

ERIK HIESTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

BINGHAMTON

New York

MARINA KURMAN N.P.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled51

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN GILLIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

EDWARD STOLYAR D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled51

BROOKLYN

New York

INESSA BINIAURISHVILI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DEJUN WANG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

ROWLAND HEIGHTS

California

MATHEW CHUNG MD

Surgical Oncology

Claims Filled51

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

SAMER AL KAADE M D

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

FRANK MARTORELLA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

SUN VALLEY

California

FRANCISCO PAREDES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled51

PICO RIVERA

California

MARK SHELLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

PORT ALLEGANY

Pennsylvania

PETER PISTERS M.D.

Surgical Oncology

Claims Filled51

HOUSTON

Texas

ALEXANDER BAKIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

BROOKLYN

New York

ALYSON MANDEL N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled52

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

DAVID HAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

GLENDALE

California

JOHN KERBO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RICHARD MENASHE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

EDISON

New Jersey