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AZOPT

Decreases the production of fluids within the eye Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

569K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 316 of 3238

$86.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 234 of 3238

151,502
Patients

Rank: 329 of 3238

38,072
Prescribers

Rank: 434 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 20,792 80,265 $12.4M
New York 14,306 56,153 $8.61M
Florida 12,460 46,895 $7.05M
Texas 11,403 39,664 $6.12M
Pennsylvania 7,107 26,423 $3.93M
Illinois 5,784 21,078 $3.2M
North Carolina 5,362 20,345 $2.99M
New Jersey 5,320 19,660 $3.07M
Michigan 4,816 17,015 $2.76M
Ohio 4,265 14,252 $2.27M
Georgia 3,821 13,443 $1.99M
Massachusetts 3,247 12,511 $1.96M
Missouri 2,844 10,303 $1.55M
Virginia 2,832 9,800 $1.54M
Wisconsin 2,532 9,099 $1.4M
Louisiana 2,443 8,836 $1.29M
Arizona 2,857 8,809 $1.47M
Indiana 2,532 8,661 $1.36M
Tennessee 2,475 8,586 $1.31M
Washington 2,437 8,286 $1.27M
Iowa 2,063 7,719 $1.1M
Connecticut 2,140 7,551 $1.15M
Maryland 2,241 7,475 $1.19M
Minnesota 2,053 7,419 $1.11M
South Carolina 1,900 6,910 $1.01M
Oregon 1,790 6,304 $963K
Alabama 1,546 5,574 $817K
Mississippi 1,370 5,078 $718K
Oklahoma 1,442 5,022 $761K
Kentucky 1,379 4,838 $754K
Colorado 1,180 3,983 $634K
Arkansas 1,049 3,861 $550K
West Virginia 913 3,286 $506K
Kansas 942 3,145 $474K
Maine 915 3,083 $484K
Nebraska 776 2,825 $404K
Hawaii 638 2,440 $377K
New Hampshire 602 2,192 $340K
Nevada 663 2,185 $351K
Utah 636 2,037 $313K
New Mexico 558 1,989 $295K
Rhode Island 423 1,723 $245K
Delaware 490 1,577 $259K
Idaho 482 1,568 $242K
Montana 360 1,315 $188K
North Dakota 380 1,299 $183K
District of Columbia 326 1,096 $176K
Vermont 292 1,093 $167K
South Dakota 294 1,047 $149K
Wyoming 91 267 $41.7K
Alaska 71 221 $35.7K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 Filled388

BROOKLYN

New York

JEFFREY SCHULTZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled381

BRONX

New York

THOMAS DIETZE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled381

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

KATHERINE OCHSNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled380

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

DANIEL MESSNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled374

SOUTHERN PINES

North Carolina

GEORGE ARZENO LOPEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled373

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JASON ZHAO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled369

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

CRAIG MORGAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled366

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

VIET DANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled365

WESTMINSTER

California

ZUHAIR SHIHAB MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled360

LUBBOCK

Texas

BRENDA LIFFLAND OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled360

BRANDON

Florida

DANA YUEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled357

LOS ANGELES

California

VIKAS CHOPRA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled351

PASADENA

California

ARTHUR EDELSTEIN M.D.

Optometrist, Vision Therapy

Claims Filled346

LYNWOOD

California

RAPHAEL VAZQUEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled343

NEW YORK

New York

JOSEPH ZELEFSKY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled342

BROOKLYN

New York

JORGE FERNANDEZ BAHAMONDE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled342

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM KO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled340

SAN GABRIEL

California

MATTHEW BERNSTEIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled337

LOS ANGELES

California

RONALD CARONIA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled337

LYNBROOK

New York

JEFFREY LIEBMANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled334

NEW YORK

New York

ANDREW CHO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled331

LOS ANGELES

California

ELIZENDA CEBALLOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled329

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

GUSTAVO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled327

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

DAVID SMITH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled326

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina