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Prescriber Checkup

CREON

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

357K
Medicare Part D Claims
$145M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 85,527 $29.6M
New York 54,755 $17.2M
Florida 22,832 $10M
Pennsylvania 15,459 $6.62M
Texas 14,408 $6.1M
New Jersey 11,510 $5M
Ohio 11,343 $5.91M
Illinois 10,368 $3.85M
North Carolina 8,572 $3.85M
Michigan 8,339 $3.83M
Georgia 7,915 $3.35M
Massachusetts 7,881 $4.45M
Washington 6,345 $2.76M
Tennessee 5,936 $2.58M
Indiana 5,776 $2.86M
Missouri 5,548 $2.56M
Virginia 5,365 $2.33M
Wisconsin 4,518 $2.15M
Minnesota 4,413 $2.49M
Kentucky 4,191 $2.18M
Maryland 4,186 $1.71M
Colorado 3,948 $1.55M
Arizona 3,900 $1.97M
Connecticut 3,721 $1.84M
South Carolina 3,603 $1.65M
Alabama 3,526 $1.47M
Louisiana 3,213 $1.31M
Oregon 2,734 $1.34M
Iowa 2,545 $1.04M
Mississippi 2,453 $1.02M
Oklahoma 2,395 $1.16M
West Virginia 2,074 $1.01M
Kansas 1,967 $862K
Arkansas 1,840 $776K
New Mexico 1,495 $644K
Maine 1,494 $870K
Rhode Island 1,384 $699K
Nebraska 1,231 $549K
Idaho 1,216 $592K
Nevada 1,138 $521K
New Hampshire 1,073 $590K
Utah 916 $457K
Montana 552 $213K
Alaska 537 $238K
Hawaii 526 $228K
Vermont 497 $305K
Delaware 436 $240K
South Dakota 379 $280K
District of Columbia 329 $121K
North Dakota 326 $167K
Wyoming 249 $110K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for CREON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK MELAMUD MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

LYNDHURST

Ohio

LUDVIK ARTINYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

PAMELA HODUL MD

Surgical Oncology

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

VICTORIA KIM

Social Worker

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

VADIM ZBARSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

DAVID BALLARD, III MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

MARIETTA

Georgia

STEPHEN LEUNG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN GABRIEL

California

DOROTHY MASON NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York

YI NGAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLUSHING

New York

VICENTE LAGO MD PA

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

AN PANG CHIENG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

TIM GURTCH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

BO HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROSEMEAD

California

LEE LISKEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MAGDI GINDI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

LOS ANGELES

California

CRAIG CHOW MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

ASHLAND

Oregon

FRANJO VLADIC MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

WILLOUGHBY

Ohio

THEIN HTAY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ALHAMBRA

California

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

COLLEEN WOJCIK NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled51

ROME

New York

KEVIN MURPHY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

WAREHAM

Massachusetts

MIN CAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

FLUSHING

New York

ON LAU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

NEW YORK

New York

JOE LEVI MD

Surgery

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

ALEXANDER ISTOMIN MD MD, MS, MS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ELMHURST

New York