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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

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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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

324K

2011

359K

2012

444K

2013

497K

2014

546K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$115M

2011

$146M

2012

$208M

2013

$284M

2014

$373M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$308

2011

$335

2012

$334

2013

$366

2014

$409

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
ALEXANDRA ETKIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled399

BROOKLYN

New York

ARMINE SARKISIAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled397

GLENDALE

California

NAUM MEYEROVICH M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled394

REGO PARK

New York

BORIS PEYSIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

BROOKLYN

New York

INNA PILDYSH DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

BROOKLYN

New York

GALINA KLETSMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled387

BROOKLYN

New York

SIMA MUSTER

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled384

BROOKLYN

New York

CAROL WESTER APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled384

MATTAPOISETT

Massachusetts

ESFANDIAR ESFANDIARIFARD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled382

ENCINO

California

KLARA FRADLIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled379

BROOKLYN

New York

YOUNG LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled378

FEDERAL WAY

Washington

BONG SUP KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled378

SHORELINE

Washington

SUISUN CHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled373

MONTEREY PARK

California

YOUNG KANG MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled373

DULUTH

Georgia

JOSEPH PARK M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled372

LOS ANGELES

California

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

ENCINO

California

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled364

ELMHURST

New York

DAVID VIZEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled361

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID LIN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled359

ROSEMEAD

California

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled358

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JIN KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled357

SUWANEE

Georgia

DZUNG NGUYEN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled355

HOUSTON

Texas

SU LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled353

SAN GABRIEL

California

ZHANNA GALPERIN M.D

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled348

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL TAVDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled347

BROOKLYN

New York