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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
KENNETH COHN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled272

SOUTH GATE

California

PARIS ROYO MD

Claims Filled268

MARYSVILLE

California

MICHAEL SOPER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled268

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

HOWARD BARNEBEY M.D.

Technician/Technologist, Ophthalmic

Claims Filled266

BELLEVUE

Washington

VIKAS CHOPRA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled265

LOS ANGELES

California

ANDREW RABINOWITZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled262

PHOENIX

Arizona

MICHELLE ROBISON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled257

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

CELSO TELLO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled256

NEW YORK

New York

ARTHUR LU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled256

WESTMINSTER

California

MAX CORNDORF M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled254

CORAL GABLES

Florida

BRIAN CRICHLOW M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled253

ROANOKE RAPIDS

North Carolina

RONALD CARONIA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled253

LYNBROOK

New York

STEPHEN GOODE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled253

FORT WORTH

Texas

NORMAN ZABRISKIE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled253

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

JOHN NICOLAU M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled252

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DOUGLAS DAY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled251

ATLANTA

Georgia

BRET CRUMPTON D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled249

COLUMBUS

Georgia

JAI PAREKH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled249

WOODLAND PARK

New Jersey

RICHARD QUINONES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled247

HOMEWOOD

Illinois

M HALL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled246

MARSHALL

Texas

KAVITA SURTI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled245

COVINA

California

STEVEN RAUCHMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled244

MISSION HILLS

California

GORDON MONTGOMERY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled244

NATIONAL CITY

California

FRANK COTTER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled243

ROANOKE

Virginia

DANIEL KIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled243

PALISADES PARK

New Jersey