ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

CREON

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

444K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 360 of 3238

$208M
Retail Cost

Rank: 117 of 3238

93,277
Patients

Rank: 409 of 3238

50,774
Prescribers

Rank: 382 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 22,363 106,474 $43.1M
New York 12,918 67,693 $25.6M
Florida 6,956 29,086 $14.3M
Texas 4,975 19,482 $9.67M
Pennsylvania 3,721 19,414 $9.78M
New Jersey 3,115 14,184 $6.83M
Ohio 3,059 14,035 $8.26M
Illinois 2,427 12,634 $5.03M
Michigan 2,718 11,060 $6.37M
North Carolina 2,311 10,910 $5.47M
Massachusetts 1,976 9,770 $5.95M
Georgia 2,243 9,593 $4.58M
Washington 1,690 7,926 $3.87M
Tennessee 1,623 7,313 $3.81M
Indiana 1,716 7,282 $4.05M
Missouri 1,389 6,809 $3.61M
Virginia 1,435 6,165 $3.14M
Wisconsin 1,081 5,427 $2.92M
Maryland 1,266 5,348 $2.64M
Minnesota 1,127 5,301 $3.72M
Kentucky 1,113 5,028 $3M
Arizona 1,126 4,548 $2.63M
Colorado 910 4,458 $2.07M
Alabama 970 4,447 $2.26M
Connecticut 944 4,427 $2.41M
South Carolina 934 4,302 $2.26M
Louisiana 897 4,179 $1.91M
Oregon 753 3,321 $1.81M
Kansas 576 2,827 $1.37M
Iowa 502 2,747 $1.17M
Mississippi 549 2,744 $1.18M
Oklahoma 574 2,634 $1.38M
West Virginia 521 2,238 $1.16M
Arkansas 464 2,237 $1.06M
Maine 393 1,804 $1.2M
New Mexico 397 1,608 $783K
Rhode Island 295 1,596 $729K
Nebraska 287 1,478 $851K
New Hampshire 297 1,359 $839K
Utah 323 1,223 $704K
Nevada 318 1,204 $661K
Idaho 236 1,171 $521K
Montana 133 692 $348K
South Dakota 130 682 $356K
Hawaii 184 659 $348K
Alaska 76 594 $236K
District of Columbia 133 494 $227K
Delaware 151 493 $306K
Vermont 116 473 $317K
North Dakota 91 399 $243K
Wyoming 49 193 $85.6K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for CREON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled355

HIALEAH

Florida

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled354

CHICAGO

Illinois

POLINE YIU RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled352

NEW YORK

New York

SIMA MUSTER

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled352

BROOKLYN

New York

BONG SUP KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled350

SHORELINE

Washington

YOUNG LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

FEDERAL WAY

Washington

DZUNG NGUYEN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled332

HOUSTON

Texas

MIKHAIL AZRILEVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAI RHEE

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled329

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

YONG LEE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled329

LOS ANGELES

California

KI CHO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled328

SANTA CLARA

California

CAROL WESTER APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled324

MATTAPOISETT

Massachusetts

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled317

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

INNA KIGEL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled317

KEW GARDENS

New York

WEIGUO LI M.D.,PH.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled314

ALHAMBRA

California

JOSEPH PARK M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

LOS ANGELES

California

OLEG VOLCHONOK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled313

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DAVID VIZEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled311

LOS ANGELES

California

IRENA PLESKOVA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled309

REGO PARK

New York

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled306

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ALEXANDER CHOI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled305

FLUSHING

New York

JUSTO VILLANUEVA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled305

HIALEAH

Florida

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled304

SAN GABRIEL

California

WEI LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled302

NEW YORK

New York

ELENA CHETVER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled301

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California