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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
MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

ATLANTA

Georgia

GALINA KLETSMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled271

BROOKLYN

New York

YOUNG LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled269

FEDERAL WAY

Washington

HOSSEIN ESHRAGHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled266

GLENDALE

California

ANATOLE BARKAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

BROOKLYN

New York

MIN CHA M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled263

LOS ANGELES

California

MANOUCHEHR RASHTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled262

LOS ANGELES

California

MARIA GROHOVSKI M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled261

BROOKLYN

New York

KI CHO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

SANTA CLARA

California

YONG CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled256

CHICAGO

Illinois

IRENA PLESKOVA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled251

REGO PARK

New York

OLEG VOLCHONOK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled250

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

THERESA TRUONG PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled250

SAN GABRIEL

California

NICHOLAS KIM M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled250

ANAHEIM

California

PYOUNG KWON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled249

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID VIZEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled248

LOS ANGELES

California

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled246

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

HENRY KWAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled243

FLUSHING

New York

ALLA BOYKOFF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled241

SAN FRANCISCO

California

LARISA VEKSMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled235

BROOKLYN

New York

YEVGENIY GOLDMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

THEM HUYNH M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled233

SAN JOSE

California

HEI KIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

LOS ANGELES

California

TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

SAN DIEGO

California