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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
ROBERT VENDER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled68

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

GOW-NAN LING M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled68

ALHAMBRA

California

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

MONTEREY PARK

California

JOSEPH KIM M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled68

LOS ANGELES

California

THUAN NGUYEN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled68

GARDENA

California

GREGORY BROWNING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled68

FLORENCE

South Carolina

MAX CHIOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

ALHAMBRA

California

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled67

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

INNA CHERNOGLAZ P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled67

BROOKLYN

New York

CHRISTIAN SCHMIDT MD

Surgery

Claims Filled67

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

SANDEEP PATEL DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled67

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

TRACH DANG M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled67

SAN JOSE

California

MARIKA CHERFAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

BROOKLYN

New York

DAE-WOOK KANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

SAN JOSE

California

MISSAK KLTCHIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

LOS ANGELES

California

BAOEN JIANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

NEW YORK

New York

RALPH ALHALEL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled66

MCALLEN

Texas

KHOA NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

HOUSTON

Texas

ADAM ELFANT MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled66

MOUNT LAUREL

New Jersey

SIMON LO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled66

LOS ANGELES

California

MONA DOSHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

DETROIT

Michigan

QUY TRAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

DENVER

Colorado

SALOMON MITRANI-SEVY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled66

MIAMI

Florida

SONG JA CHOI FNP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

FLUSHING

New York

ARSINE BARSEGYAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

GLENDALE

California