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Prescriber Checkup

AZOPT

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

569K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 316 of 3238

$86.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 234 of 3238

151,502
Patients

Rank: 329 of 3238

38,072
Prescribers

Rank: 434 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 20,792 80,265 $12.4M
New York 14,306 56,153 $8.61M
Florida 12,460 46,895 $7.05M
Texas 11,403 39,664 $6.12M
Pennsylvania 7,107 26,423 $3.93M
Illinois 5,784 21,078 $3.2M
North Carolina 5,362 20,345 $2.99M
New Jersey 5,320 19,660 $3.07M
Michigan 4,816 17,015 $2.76M
Ohio 4,265 14,252 $2.27M
Georgia 3,821 13,443 $1.99M
Massachusetts 3,247 12,511 $1.96M
Missouri 2,844 10,303 $1.55M
Virginia 2,832 9,800 $1.54M
Wisconsin 2,532 9,099 $1.4M
Louisiana 2,443 8,836 $1.29M
Arizona 2,857 8,809 $1.47M
Indiana 2,532 8,661 $1.36M
Tennessee 2,475 8,586 $1.31M
Washington 2,437 8,286 $1.27M
Iowa 2,063 7,719 $1.1M
Connecticut 2,140 7,551 $1.15M
Maryland 2,241 7,475 $1.19M
Minnesota 2,053 7,419 $1.11M
South Carolina 1,900 6,910 $1.01M
Oregon 1,790 6,304 $963K
Alabama 1,546 5,574 $817K
Mississippi 1,370 5,078 $718K
Oklahoma 1,442 5,022 $761K
Kentucky 1,379 4,838 $754K
Colorado 1,180 3,983 $634K
Arkansas 1,049 3,861 $550K
West Virginia 913 3,286 $506K
Kansas 942 3,145 $474K
Maine 915 3,083 $484K
Nebraska 776 2,825 $404K
Hawaii 638 2,440 $377K
New Hampshire 602 2,192 $340K
Nevada 663 2,185 $351K
Utah 636 2,037 $313K
New Mexico 558 1,989 $295K
Rhode Island 423 1,723 $245K
Delaware 490 1,577 $259K
Idaho 482 1,568 $242K
Montana 360 1,315 $188K
North Dakota 380 1,299 $183K
District of Columbia 326 1,096 $176K
Vermont 292 1,093 $167K
South Dakota 294 1,047 $149K
Wyoming 91 267 $41.7K
Alaska 71 221 $35.7K
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 »

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Top prescribers for AZOPT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NGOC NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,693

SAN JOSE

California

LAURA SIMS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,210

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN TRIBLE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled949

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa

JACQUELINE GABAY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled945

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

ANDRES CORTES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled883

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID SILVA CARABALLO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled820

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

HIRAM QUINONES- FERRER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled790

PONCE

Puerto Rico

ANALISA AROSEMENA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled755

CORAL GABLES

Florida

LOURDES CASUSO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled686

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE RIVERA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled677

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

TUYET-MAI PHAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled670

WESTMINSTER

California

CUONG-DUNG DO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled662

WESTMINSTER

California

SHELDON RABIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled621

FLUSHING

New York

KIRK STURRIDGE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled604

DOTHAN

Alabama

JOSEPH KRUG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled596

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

JOHN NICOLAU M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled589

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

IRINA PANKOVA DO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled583

BROOKLYN

New York

AMBER DOBLER-DIXON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled565

AMARILLO

Texas

MATTHEW HECHT M D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled556

LAWNDALE

California

ILONA GENIS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled543

BROOKLYN

New York

CESAR QUINONES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled525

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

HENRY MCQUIRTER O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled525

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

TRIET NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled524

WESTMINSTER

California

ROBERT WEINREB MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled516

SAN DIEGO

California

SHANNON SMITH MD FACS

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled513

NACOGDOCHES

Texas