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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
CHIA CHI LAI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled352

MONTEREY PARK

California

TATYANA DATKHAEVA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled345

DENVER

Colorado

MARTIN LEE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled345

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSEPH PARK M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

LOS ANGELES

California

JASON PAEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled332

WALNUT

California

KLARA FRADLIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled330

BROOKLYN

New York

MARA KHAYLOMSKAYA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled327

BROOKLYN

New York

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled327

SAN GABRIEL

California

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled317

LOS ANGELES

California

JAI RHEE

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled311

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

IRINA BERLIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled309

BROOKLYN

New York

ALLA SHPANER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled305

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CAROL WESTER APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled295

MATTAPOISETT

Massachusetts

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled295

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

MIKHAIL AZRILEVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

CHICAGO

Illinois

SIMA MUSTER

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

BROOKLYN

New York

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

LOS ANGELES

California

INNA ABRAMOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled284

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEXANDRA ETKIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

BROOKLYN

New York

BELLA NUDEL M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled280

SAN FRANCISCO

California

EVA KHAVKIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled280

BROOKLYN

New York

YELENA LINETSKAYA MD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled277

BROOKLYN

New York

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled276

GLENDALE

California

SOO KANG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled275

NORWALK

California