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AZOPT

Treats increased pressure in the eye that is caused by glaucoma or a condition called ocular hypertension. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

509K
Medicare Part D Claims
$67.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 80,834 $10.9M
New York 48,771 $6.38M
Florida 44,764 $5.72M
Texas 33,517 $4.44M
Pennsylvania 23,448 $2.99M
Illinois 21,709 $2.82M
New Jersey 19,172 $2.59M
North Carolina 17,063 $2.19M
Michigan 13,680 $1.86M
Georgia 13,332 $1.7M
Ohio 13,245 $1.86M
Massachusetts 10,868 $1.47M
Missouri 9,541 $1.23M
Virginia 9,191 $1.23M
Arizona 8,601 $1.24M
Louisiana 8,487 $1.07M
Washington 8,135 $1.08M
Wisconsin 7,928 $1.03M
Minnesota 7,500 $980K
Indiana 7,475 $1.01M
Tennessee 7,352 $971K
South Carolina 7,043 $891K
Connecticut 6,685 $886K
Iowa 6,577 $825K
Maryland 6,504 $914K
Oregon 6,463 $856K
Mississippi 5,427 $676K
Kentucky 4,967 $678K
Oklahoma 4,949 $658K
Alabama 4,809 $610K
Colorado 3,826 $514K
Arkansas 3,534 $439K
Maine 3,126 $420K
Kansas 3,066 $393K
West Virginia 2,990 $392K
Nebraska 2,583 $323K
Hawaii 2,445 $334K
New Hampshire 2,130 $285K
New Mexico 2,081 $284K
Utah 2,016 $265K
Idaho 1,874 $250K
Nevada 1,728 $237K
Rhode Island 1,707 $213K
Delaware 1,401 $199K
Montana 1,319 $167K
Vermont 1,220 $161K
North Dakota 1,215 $146K
District of Columbia 1,167 $157K
South Dakota 828 $103K
Wyoming 352 $50.6K
Alaska 216 $29.8K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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
VINCENT HO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

ST LOUIS

Missouri

KEVIN LAVERY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

JACKSON

Michigan

YILIN CHU M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WOODLAND

California

MARILYN BELAMARIC M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

TAYLOR

Michigan

JOHN HOUSEHOLDER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

OXNARD

California

CHRISTOPHER KUCHARSKI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WAUSAU

Wisconsin

DANA WALLACE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SANDY SPRINGS

Georgia

DEBORAH WILSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

RIVERDALE

Maryland

CHRISTOPHER LIN DDS, MPH

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled50

FREMONT

California

MICHAEL MOTOLKO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WARWICK

Rhode Island

DAWN MARTIN O.D>

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

MESA

Arizona

NESTOR VAZQUEZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

KENNETH MELCHIONNA D.O

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

DUNDEE

Illinois

SUNIL DEOKULE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

WILLIAM FLYNN M.D., O.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MARY LONG O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

ABERDEEN

Mississippi

LARRY FISH M.D., PH.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

EDWARD HEDAYA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LAKEWOOD

New Jersey

CHRISTOPHER EVANS OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

FLOWOOD

Mississippi

AMITA PATEL O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

TERRY DAWSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

CULLMAN

Alabama

CRAIG BOLTON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

DALLAS

Texas

TRACY RAVIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MELBOURNE

Florida

WILLIAM PRESTOWITZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

ABINGDON

Virginia

A. KUDIRKA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama