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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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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
BORIS SEREBRYANSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled110

CEDARHURST

New York

SEMYON ELYASH

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled109

BROOKLYN

New York

SEON WHANG

Rheumatology

Claims Filled109

LOS ANGELES

California

LILIT BALTAIAN M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled109

TUJUNGA

California

ARUTYUN TOPSAKALYAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled109

GLENDALE

California

JOHN TZENG M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled109

ALHAMBRA

California

DEJUN WANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

ROWLAND HEIGHTS

California

LAINA FEINSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

JANE VLODOV-LEVITT M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled109

BROOKLYN

New York

MEITING LIANG

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled108

NEW YORK

New York

SVETLANA PINKUSOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

BROOKLYN

New York

KARINA ARZUMANOVA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JAMES WANG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID GU D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

ALHAMBRA

California

KIET TRAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

LOS ANGELES

California

YOON PAK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

CERRITOS

California

STEVEN PORTER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled107

OGDEN

Utah

KUMAR RAMDAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

THERESA THANH NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

WESTMINSTER

California

THU DO D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled107

LAWNDALE

California

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

GLENDALE

California

QUY TRAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

DENVER

Colorado

HIEU N TRAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

WESTMINSTER

California

TOM YEH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled106

ROSEMEAD

California

INESSA BINIAURISHVILI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania