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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
ROBERTO ARGUELLO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled313

MCALLEN

Texas

MARK KISLINGER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled309

GLENDORA

California

STEPHEN MARTIN MD, PHD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled308

PRESQUE ISLE

Maine

STEVEN CAMPBELL O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled305

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

TRIET NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled303

WESTMINSTER

California

JOHN PUGLISI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled301

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

DAVID SMITH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled301

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

HAMID MANI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled300

CHULA VISTA

California

JOSEPH ZELEFSKY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled300

BROOKLYN

New York

KAREN TODD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled300

VERO BEACH

Florida

HANNA SHAMMAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled292

LYNWOOD

California

DANIEL MESSNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled291

SOUTHERN PINES

North Carolina

RANDAL PHAM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled288

SAN JOSE

California

KEVIN CHOY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled287

LOS ANGELES

California

BEATA LEWANDOWSKA O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled287

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL HADDAD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled285

TROY

Michigan

BARBARA MARSH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled284

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

RANDY BOULIGNY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled284

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

THOMAS DIETZE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled283

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

THANH-LAN QUAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled283

WESTMINSTER

California

WILLIAM KO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled281

SAN GABRIEL

California

JOSEPH PHAM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled279

TACOMA

Washington

OLIVIA ONG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled278

COLTON

California

DAVID PINHAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled278

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL SAKAMOTO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled275

RANCHO CORDOVA

California