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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

AZOPT

BRINZOLAMIDE

Decreases the production of fluids within the eye Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

483K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 349 of 3395

$131M
Retail Cost

Rank: 209 of 3395

122,525
Patients

Rank: 382 of 3395

35,304
Prescribers

Rank: 478 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

481K

2011

531K

2012

569K

2013

541K

2014

483K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$58.9M

2011

$69.9M

2012

$86.7M

2013

$101M

2014

$131M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$178

2011

$182

2012

$186

2013

$217

2014

$249

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 16,256 66,594 $18M
New York 12,377 51,108 $13.9M
Florida 9,946 39,029 $10.3M
Texas 9,231 33,479 $9.2M
Pennsylvania 5,964 22,762 $6.19M
Illinois 4,885 18,263 $4.91M
New Jersey 4,317 16,549 $4.73M
North Carolina 4,024 15,912 $4.25M
Michigan 3,937 13,934 $4.17M
Georgia 3,134 11,871 $3.13M
Massachusetts 2,871 11,390 $3.31M
Ohio 3,134 10,807 $3.12M
Missouri 2,168 8,208 $2.23M
Virginia 2,218 7,923 $2.24M
Arizona 2,370 7,896 $2.35M
Louisiana 1,892 7,488 $1.93M
Connecticut 1,976 7,479 $2.08M
Tennessee 1,900 6,925 $1.9M
Wisconsin 1,848 6,886 $1.84M
Washington 1,926 6,845 $1.91M
Maryland 2,025 6,834 $1.97M
Indiana 1,890 6,700 $1.9M
South Carolina 1,748 6,499 $1.69M
Iowa 1,538 6,172 $1.58M
Minnesota 1,608 6,147 $1.62M
Oregon 1,486 5,461 $1.49M
Alabama 1,335 5,335 $1.35M
Mississippi 1,088 4,295 $1.07M
Colorado 1,087 3,955 $1.11M
Kentucky 1,046 3,825 $1.04M
Oklahoma 1,055 3,678 $978K
Arkansas 833 3,411 $852K
Maine 736 2,706 $766K
Kansas 777 2,607 $685K
West Virginia 655 2,500 $692K
Nebraska 586 2,193 $555K
Hawaii 537 2,101 $610K
New Hampshire 562 2,062 $602K
New Mexico 461 1,683 $434K
Nevada 456 1,622 $476K
Rhode Island 363 1,543 $395K
Utah 428 1,397 $376K
Idaho 399 1,389 $373K
Delaware 407 1,288 $387K
North Dakota 303 1,169 $286K
District of Columbia 296 1,109 $299K
Montana 281 1,091 $273K
Vermont 245 968 $277K
South Dakota 236 881 $221K
Wyoming 79 296 $81.8K
Alaska 51 178 $54.3K
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 AZOPT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NGOC NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled2,272

SAN JOSE

California

ANALISA AROSEMENA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled812

CORAL GABLES

Florida

DAVID SILVA CARABALLO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled807

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

JOHN TRIBLE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled801

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa

YUN KIM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled744

LOS ANGELES

California

LOURDES CASUSO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled723

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE RIVERA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled642

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

JOHN NICOLAU M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled632

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ILONA GENIS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled630

BROOKLYN

New York

JACQUELINE GABAY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled625

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

SHELDON RABIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled567

FLUSHING

New York

TUYET-MAI PHAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled555

WESTMINSTER

California

JOSEPH KRUG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled541

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

CUONG-DUNG DO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled530

WESTMINSTER

California

IRINA PANKOVA DO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled529

BROOKLYN

New York

HECTOR VILLARRUBIA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled528

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MATTHEW HECHT M D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled513

LAWNDALE

California

WAYNE SCOTT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled502

BROOKLYN

New York

AMBER DOBLER-DIXON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled501

AMARILLO

Texas

JUAN NEVAREZ MARRERO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled480

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

LAURA SIMS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled466

MIAMI

Florida

SHANNON SMITH MD FACS

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled459

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

JOSE BENITEZ APONTE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled457

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

ANDREW PRINCE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled452

NEW YORK

New York

JUAN MALDONADO-MELENDEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled448

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico