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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
SUISUN CHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled501

MONTEREY PARK

California

DAVID OH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled482

TORRANCE

California

VALENTIN BRAGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled478

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEXANDER SHEKHTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled464

BROOKLYN

New York

KOOK CHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled460

VAN NUYS

California

SOUSANNA LACHTCHOUK NP

Claims Filled451

LOS ANGELES

California

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled445

GARDEN GROVE

California

HING WONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled442

LOS ANGELES

California

ROMAN ZABARSKY M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

BROOKLYN

New York

SONWOO LEE MD

Claims Filled413

LOS ANGELES

California

HONG KIM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled408

GARDEN GROVE

California

JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled404

CERRITOS

California

SHIN KANG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled399

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEXANDER CHOI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

FLUSHING

New York

HUGH MAI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled384

SAN JOSE

California

ALEKSANDR ZASYPKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled378

BROOKLYN

New York

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled375

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

EDWIN CHOI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled368

LOS ANGELES

California

CHEONG CHOI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled360

VAN NUYS

California

IRENE PERLOFF D.O., M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled360

BROOKLYN

New York

CHRIS LEE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled359

ROWLAND HEIGHTS

California

WEI LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled357

NEW YORK

New York

BONG SUP KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled354

SHORELINE

Washington

HUN KANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled354

LOS ANGELES

California