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Prescriber Checkup

AZOPT

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for AZOPT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAYMOND FONG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled502

NEW YORK

New York

ALFRED SOLISH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled501

PASADENA

California

JOHN NICOLAU M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled500

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

TAE KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled477

CERRITOS

California

TRIET NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled476

WESTMINSTER

California

JOSEPH KRUG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled463

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

GEORGE ARZENO LOPEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled456

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

WALFRED TORRES DAVILA MD

Optometrist

Claims Filled447

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

AMBER DOBLER-DIXON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled435

AMARILLO

Texas

JUAN NEVAREZ MARRERO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled435

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

DANA YUEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled432

LOS ANGELES

California

ARTHUR EDELSTEIN M.D.

Optometrist, Vision Therapy

Claims Filled430

LYNWOOD

California

CRAIG MORGAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled419

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

MARINO BLASINI-TORRES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled416

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

GREGORY HARMON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled412

NEW YORK

New York

COURTLAND SCHMIDT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled399

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

JASON ZHAO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled397

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

KAI WONG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled396

BAKERSFIELD

California

MATTHEW HECHT M D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled395

LAWNDALE

California

VIET DANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled395

WESTMINSTER

California

HERIBERTO MARTINEZ LEBRON

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled391

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

HOWARD KUSHNICK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled388

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

HECTOR LAURENCIO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled377

CORAL GABLES

Florida

SHANNON SMITH MD FACS

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled374

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

GEORGE TAKEDA O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled373

GLENDORA

California