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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 2014

541K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 328 of 3362

$101M
Retail Cost

Rank: 238 of 3362

138,115
Patients

Rank: 361 of 3362

37,187
Prescribers

Rank: 461 of 3362

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 18,281 74,470 $14M
New York 13,611 54,958 $10.3M
Florida 11,251 43,658 $7.96M
Texas 10,511 38,073 $7.16M
Pennsylvania 6,574 25,232 $4.63M
Illinois 5,526 20,700 $3.84M
New Jersey 4,868 18,480 $3.58M
North Carolina 4,654 18,465 $3.33M
Michigan 4,435 16,082 $3.28M
Ohio 3,780 13,486 $2.64M
Georgia 3,338 12,432 $2.25M
Massachusetts 3,072 12,394 $2.41M
Virginia 2,608 9,465 $1.81M
Missouri 2,489 9,393 $1.73M
Arizona 2,593 8,499 $1.75M
Louisiana 2,115 8,282 $1.46M
Indiana 2,292 8,222 $1.58M
Tennessee 2,230 8,111 $1.51M
Wisconsin 2,155 7,861 $1.46M
Maryland 2,220 7,747 $1.51M
Washington 2,161 7,718 $1.44M
Connecticut 2,006 7,711 $1.46M
South Carolina 1,978 7,566 $1.35M
Iowa 1,719 6,926 $1.21M
Minnesota 1,821 6,832 $1.23M
Oregon 1,682 6,265 $1.16M
Alabama 1,555 5,856 $1.04M
Mississippi 1,252 4,988 $853K
Kentucky 1,240 4,656 $875K
Oklahoma 1,291 4,357 $812K
Colorado 1,246 4,326 $840K
Arkansas 953 3,876 $666K
Maine 803 3,043 $569K
Kansas 850 2,989 $550K
West Virginia 771 2,955 $556K
Nebraska 706 2,689 $469K
New Hampshire 573 2,138 $424K
Hawaii 537 2,126 $422K
Nevada 553 1,943 $377K
New Mexico 533 1,854 $338K
Rhode Island 392 1,800 $312K
Utah 534 1,692 $320K
Idaho 431 1,485 $281K
Delaware 471 1,466 $300K
Montana 330 1,260 $219K
North Dakota 347 1,259 $216K
District of Columbia 346 1,182 $227K
Vermont 241 1,027 $194K
South Dakota 270 1,013 $175K
Wyoming 85 291 $57.3K
Alaska 67 225 $47.8K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
MARK TANNENBAUM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled332

BROOKLYN

New York

HANS KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled329

LOS ANGELES

California

VIET DANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled328

WESTMINSTER

California

MATTHEW WILLETT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled325

KENT

Ohio

NATALIO IZQUIERDO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled325

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JORGE HERNANDEZ RUIZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled323

PONCE

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM KO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled323

SAN GABRIEL

California

KAREN TODD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled322

VERO BEACH

Florida

MELODY MORROW M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled320

ELIZABETH CITY

North Carolina

DANA YUEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled319

LOS ANGELES

California

KATHY MAN-WONG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled318

BROOKLYN

New York

JORGE FERNANDEZ BAHAMONDE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled316

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

TRIET NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled313

WESTMINSTER

California

PAUL LAMA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled313

ROCHELLE PARK

New Jersey

GUSTAVO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled310

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

RAJU SARWAL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled310

BRENTWOOD

New York

RONALD FELLMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled308

DALLAS

Texas

WALFRED TORRES DAVILA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled307

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

NOUMAN SIDDIQUI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled306

RALEIGH

North Carolina

VALERIANO ALICEA-CRUZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled305

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO ARGUELLO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled304

MCALLEN

Texas

HOWARD BARNEBEY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled303

BELLEVUE

Washington

FRED MANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled303

MIAMI

Florida

RAPHAEL VAZQUEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled301

NEW YORK

New York

MICHAEL MALEY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled299

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey