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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
JOSEPH ZELEFSKY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled318

BROOKLYN

New York

HOWARD BARNEBEY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled311

BELLEVUE

Washington

JEFFREY SCHULTZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled311

BRONX

New York

JOHN SAMPLES

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled310

PARKER

Colorado

HANNA SHAMMAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled310

LYNWOOD

California

ANGEL RIVERA-CASTRO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled309

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO ARGUELLO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled307

MCALLEN

Texas

KATHERINE OCHSNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled306

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

ALAN SOLINSKY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled306

WEST HARTFORD

Connecticut

MATTHEW BERNSTEIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled304

LOS ANGELES

California

JESSE DOVICH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled302

UPLAND

California

MAX CORNDORF M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled300

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JORGE FERNANDEZ BAHAMONDE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled299

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MICHELLE ROBISON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled299

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

MARK KISLINGER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled298

GLENDORA

California

KENNETH COHN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled298

SOUTH GATE

California

THANH-LAN QUAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled294

WESTMINSTER

California

MICHAEL SOPER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled291

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

VILMA PEREZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled289

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JORGE BOTERO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled288

LAWRENCE

Massachusetts

DANIEL MESSNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled286

SOUTHERN PINES

North Carolina

DANIEL KIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled283

PALISADES PARK

New Jersey

MICHAEL KOREY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled283

CHICAGO

Illinois

RICHARD TAMESIS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled281

LOMA LINDA

California

GORDON MONTGOMERY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled280

NATIONAL CITY

California