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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 2015

483K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 349 of 3395

$131M
Retail Cost

Rank: 209 of 3395

122,525
Patients

Rank: 382 of 3395

35,304
Prescribers

Rank: 478 of 3395

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 16,256 66,594 $18M
New York 12,377 51,108 $13.9M
Florida 9,946 39,029 $10.3M
Texas 9,231 33,479 $9.2M
Pennsylvania 5,964 22,762 $6.19M
Illinois 4,885 18,263 $4.91M
New Jersey 4,317 16,549 $4.73M
North Carolina 4,024 15,912 $4.25M
Michigan 3,937 13,934 $4.17M
Georgia 3,134 11,871 $3.13M
Massachusetts 2,871 11,390 $3.31M
Ohio 3,134 10,807 $3.12M
Missouri 2,168 8,208 $2.23M
Virginia 2,218 7,923 $2.24M
Arizona 2,370 7,896 $2.35M
Louisiana 1,892 7,488 $1.93M
Connecticut 1,976 7,479 $2.08M
Tennessee 1,900 6,925 $1.9M
Wisconsin 1,848 6,886 $1.84M
Washington 1,926 6,845 $1.91M
Maryland 2,025 6,834 $1.97M
Indiana 1,890 6,700 $1.9M
South Carolina 1,748 6,499 $1.69M
Iowa 1,538 6,172 $1.58M
Minnesota 1,608 6,147 $1.62M
Oregon 1,486 5,461 $1.49M
Alabama 1,335 5,335 $1.35M
Mississippi 1,088 4,295 $1.07M
Colorado 1,087 3,955 $1.11M
Kentucky 1,046 3,825 $1.04M
Oklahoma 1,055 3,678 $978K
Arkansas 833 3,411 $852K
Maine 736 2,706 $766K
Kansas 777 2,607 $685K
West Virginia 655 2,500 $692K
Nebraska 586 2,193 $555K
Hawaii 537 2,101 $610K
New Hampshire 562 2,062 $602K
New Mexico 461 1,683 $434K
Nevada 456 1,622 $476K
Rhode Island 363 1,543 $395K
Utah 428 1,397 $376K
Idaho 399 1,389 $373K
Delaware 407 1,288 $387K
North Dakota 303 1,169 $286K
District of Columbia 296 1,109 $299K
Montana 281 1,091 $273K
Vermont 245 968 $277K
South Dakota 236 881 $221K
Wyoming 79 296 $81.8K
Alaska 51 178 $54.3K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
CESAR QUINONES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled326

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

KATHY MAN-WONG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled324

BROOKLYN

New York

GUSTAVO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled323

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

NIKHIL WAGLE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled323

SILVIS

Illinois

HERIBERTO MARTINEZ LEBRON

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled322

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM KO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled321

SAN GABRIEL

California

RAMON BERRIOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled320

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

JORGE FERNANDEZ BAHAMONDE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled314

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

GORDON MONTGOMERY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled310

NATIONAL CITY

California

VIET DANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled307

WESTMINSTER

California

ANTHONY DEVINCENTIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled307

SYRACUSE

New York

ROBERT WEINREB MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled303

SAN DIEGO

California

JORGE HERNANDEZ RUIZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled303

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MELODY MORROW M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled301

ELIZABETH CITY

North Carolina

DAVID LEHMANN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled296

COLUMBUS

Ohio

BRIAN CAVALLARO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled295

FRESNO

California

PAUL LAMA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled294

ROCHELLE PARK

New Jersey

ROBERTO ARGUELLO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled294

MCALLEN

Texas

MATTHEW WILLETT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled294

KENT

Ohio

ISIDORO ZARCO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled287

MIAMI

Florida

EDWARD SUNG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled287

WHEATON

Illinois

HOWARD KUSHNICK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled286

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

ANDREW RABINOWITZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled286

PHOENIX

Arizona

JOHN SAMPLES

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled283

PARKER

Colorado

SHAMIL PATEL MD, MBA

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled283

GLENDALE

Arizona