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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 2011

353K
Medicare Part D Claims
$58.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 77,216 $9.79M
New York 43,321 $5.28M
Florida 37,528 $4.47M
Texas 30,489 $3.79M
Pennsylvania 22,173 $2.64M
Illinois 20,251 $2.42M
Puerto Rico 18,324 $2.09M
North Carolina 15,616 $1.86M
New Jersey 15,273 $1.89M
Ohio 12,172 $1.6M
Georgia 11,893 $1.4M
Michigan 11,120 $1.39M
Massachusetts 10,369 $1.3M
Missouri 9,072 $1.08M
Arizona 8,224 $1.11M
Virginia 8,160 $1.01M
Washington 7,862 $964K
Louisiana 7,358 $866K
Minnesota 7,020 $845K
Wisconsin 6,972 $844K
Indiana 6,760 $848K
Tennessee 6,643 $801K
South Carolina 6,508 $759K
Oregon 6,161 $770K
Maryland 6,156 $803K
Iowa 6,088 $703K
Connecticut 5,258 $643K
Mississippi 4,929 $568K
Oklahoma 4,723 $579K
Kentucky 4,606 $578K
Alabama 4,472 $522K
Colorado 3,472 $449K
Arkansas 3,072 $354K
Maine 2,994 $374K
West Virginia 2,864 $352K
Kansas 2,813 $338K
Hawaii 2,429 $312K
New Hampshire 2,093 $256K
Nebraska 2,077 $246K
New Mexico 2,030 $259K
Utah 1,839 $221K
Idaho 1,737 $213K
Rhode Island 1,530 $179K
Delaware 1,484 $190K
Nevada 1,420 $182K
Montana 1,286 $150K
Vermont 1,175 $145K
North Dakota 1,097 $125K
District of Columbia 1,052 $127K
South Dakota 786 $91.5K
Wyoming 288 $39.1K
Alaska 263 $33.5K
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 AZOPT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JASON ZHAO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled398

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

FRED MANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled395

MIAMI

Florida

MARCO FABREGA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled380

MIAMI

Florida

OMAR DUKAR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled376

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

DANA YUEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled375

LOS ANGELES

California

REGINA SMOLYAK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled367

ROCHESTER

New York

SHANNON SMITH MD FACS

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled367

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

RICHARD HILL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled366

SANTA ANA

California

KAI WONG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled365

BAKERSFIELD

California

COURTLAND SCHMIDT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled364

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

MATTHEW HECHT M D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled361

LAWNDALE

California

WAYNE MARTIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled360

DIAMOND BAR

California

JEFFREY LIEBMANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled352

NEW YORK

New York

OCTAVIO B CARRENO MD PA

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled351

MIAMI

Florida

GREGORY HARMON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled347

NEW YORK

New York

FERNANDO SILVA OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled347

MIAMI

Florida

SHELDON RABIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled347

FLUSHING

New York

ZUHAIR SHIHAB MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled343

LUBBOCK

Texas

MATTHEW BERNSTEIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled330

LOS ANGELES

California

ANDREW PRINCE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled329

NEW YORK

New York

RON GALLEMORE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled325

TORRANCE

California

HOWARD KUSHNICK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled324

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

JOHN SAMPLES

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled323

PARKER

Colorado

MICHAEL KOREY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled320

CHICAGO

Illinois

ELIZENDA CEBALLOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled317

LYNCHBURG

Virginia