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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 2015

546K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 328 of 3395

$373M
Retail Cost

Rank: 82 of 3395

112,872
Patients

Rank: 395 of 3395

59,079
Prescribers

Rank: 379 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 27,341 137,512 $81.8M
New York 15,934 87,266 $50.4M
Florida 8,772 34,198 $26M
Texas 5,837 22,931 $16.9M
Pennsylvania 4,322 22,253 $16.1M
New Jersey 3,622 16,853 $12.3M
Ohio 3,728 16,402 $13.5M
Illinois 3,152 15,741 $9.38M
Georgia 2,877 13,298 $9.47M
Michigan 2,970 12,653 $10.7M
North Carolina 2,744 12,607 $9.96M
Massachusetts 2,412 11,911 $9.83M
Washington 2,107 9,954 $6.84M
Missouri 1,701 8,569 $6.26M
Tennessee 1,861 8,337 $6.37M
Indiana 1,811 8,080 $6.38M
Virginia 1,662 7,095 $5.3M
Maryland 1,693 6,999 $5.25M
Wisconsin 1,338 6,358 $4.82M
Arizona 1,495 5,932 $4.76M
Kentucky 1,246 5,692 $4.52M
Minnesota 1,288 5,686 $5.44M
Connecticut 1,231 5,532 $4.21M
Colorado 1,168 5,402 $3.87M
South Carolina 1,182 5,038 $4.01M
Louisiana 1,073 4,856 $3.42M
Alabama 1,089 4,715 $3.68M
Oregon 967 3,982 $3.22M
Kansas 636 3,187 $2.12M
Oklahoma 694 3,026 $2.4M
Iowa 574 2,963 $1.89M
Mississippi 553 2,808 $1.76M
West Virginia 576 2,674 $1.96M
Arkansas 537 2,626 $1.67M
Maine 441 1,956 $1.86M
Nebraska 353 1,811 $1.33M
New Mexico 483 1,765 $1.33M
New Hampshire 377 1,647 $1.55M
Rhode Island 342 1,612 $1.21M
Nevada 427 1,447 $1.06M
Utah 347 1,432 $1.28M
Hawaii 365 1,410 $1.16M
Idaho 284 1,234 $978K
Montana 195 908 $617K
Delaware 218 804 $513K
South Dakota 155 782 $518K
Vermont 141 767 $635K
District of Columbia 167 603 $396K
Alaska 75 580 $307K
North Dakota 111 475 $284K
Wyoming 63 278 $206K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
KOOK CHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled467

VAN NUYS

California

SHAWN KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled466

DULUTH

Georgia

ROMAN ZABARSKY M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled465

BROOKLYN

New York

SIMA MUSTER

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled460

BROOKLYN

New York

YONG KWON PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled457

DORAVILLE

Georgia

HANGJUN JANG M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled456

FLUSHING

New York

DAVID VIZEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled455

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEXANDRA ETKIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled452

BROOKLYN

New York

ELENA CHETVER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled447

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

YOUNG KANG MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled445

DULUTH

Georgia

BORIS PEYSIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled440

BROOKLYN

New York

JIN KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled439

SUWANEE

Georgia

WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled431

NEW YORK

New York

ANATOLE BARKAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled425

BROOKLYN

New York

YUN HEE CHUNG MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled423

FLUSHING

New York

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

LOS ANGELES

California

KLARA FRADLIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

BROOKLYN

New York

VALENTIN BRAGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled421

BROOKLYN

New York

THOMAS GOULD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled416

NEW YORK

New York

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled415

LOS ANGELES

California

WOO SUNG AHN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled410

LAKEWOOD

California

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled397

COLUSA

California

JAI RHEE

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled397

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

MIKHAIL AZRILEVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled394

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

HING WONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled391

LOS ANGELES

California