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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
JUAN MALDONADO-MELENDEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled372

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

REGINA SMOLYAK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled368

ROCHESTER

New York

OMAR PIOVANETTI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled367

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ANDREW PRINCE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled365

NEW YORK

New York

RANDAL PHAM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled364

SAN JOSE

California

JEFFREY LIEBMANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled363

NEW YORK

New York

OMAR DUKAR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled360

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

RICHARD HILL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled357

SANTA ANA

California

RONALD CARONIA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled356

LYNBROOK

New York

DAVID SMITH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled351

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

ZUHAIR SHIHAB MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled350

LUBBOCK

Texas

MANUEL AIRALA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled343

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN PUGLISI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled341

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JOSE BENITEZ APONTE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled334

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

WAYNE MARTIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled332

DIAMOND BAR

California

ADAM DOSSEY M. D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled332

TYLER

Texas

ELIZENDA CEBALLOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled332

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

HAMID MANI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled331

CHULA VISTA

California

ROBERTO ROIZENBLATT M.D., PH.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled330

MONTEBELLO

California

KIRK STURRIDGE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled327

IOWA CITY

Iowa

GUSTAVO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled326

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

VIKAS CHOPRA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled326

LOS ANGELES

California

VALERIANO ALICEA-CRUZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled326

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

KAREN TODD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled323

VERO BEACH

Florida

WILLIAM KO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled318

SAN GABRIEL

California