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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

AZOPT

BRINZOLAMIDE

Decreases the production of fluids within the eye Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

483K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 349 of 3395

$131M
Retail Cost

Rank: 209 of 3395

122,525
Patients

Rank: 382 of 3395

35,304
Prescribers

Rank: 478 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

481K

2011

531K

2012

569K

2013

541K

2014

483K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$58.9M

2011

$69.9M

2012

$86.7M

2013

$101M

2014

$131M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$178

2011

$182

2012

$186

2013

$217

2014

$249

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 16,256 66,594 $18M
New York 12,377 51,108 $13.9M
Florida 9,946 39,029 $10.3M
Texas 9,231 33,479 $9.2M
Pennsylvania 5,964 22,762 $6.19M
Illinois 4,885 18,263 $4.91M
New Jersey 4,317 16,549 $4.73M
North Carolina 4,024 15,912 $4.25M
Michigan 3,937 13,934 $4.17M
Georgia 3,134 11,871 $3.13M
Massachusetts 2,871 11,390 $3.31M
Ohio 3,134 10,807 $3.12M
Missouri 2,168 8,208 $2.23M
Virginia 2,218 7,923 $2.24M
Arizona 2,370 7,896 $2.35M
Louisiana 1,892 7,488 $1.93M
Connecticut 1,976 7,479 $2.08M
Tennessee 1,900 6,925 $1.9M
Wisconsin 1,848 6,886 $1.84M
Washington 1,926 6,845 $1.91M
Maryland 2,025 6,834 $1.97M
Indiana 1,890 6,700 $1.9M
South Carolina 1,748 6,499 $1.69M
Iowa 1,538 6,172 $1.58M
Minnesota 1,608 6,147 $1.62M
Oregon 1,486 5,461 $1.49M
Alabama 1,335 5,335 $1.35M
Mississippi 1,088 4,295 $1.07M
Colorado 1,087 3,955 $1.11M
Kentucky 1,046 3,825 $1.04M
Oklahoma 1,055 3,678 $978K
Arkansas 833 3,411 $852K
Maine 736 2,706 $766K
Kansas 777 2,607 $685K
West Virginia 655 2,500 $692K
Nebraska 586 2,193 $555K
Hawaii 537 2,101 $610K
New Hampshire 562 2,062 $602K
New Mexico 461 1,683 $434K
Nevada 456 1,622 $476K
Rhode Island 363 1,543 $395K
Utah 428 1,397 $376K
Idaho 399 1,389 $373K
Delaware 407 1,288 $387K
North Dakota 303 1,169 $286K
District of Columbia 296 1,109 $299K
Montana 281 1,091 $273K
Vermont 245 968 $277K
South Dakota 236 881 $221K
Wyoming 79 296 $81.8K
Alaska 51 178 $54.3K
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
VIKAS CHOPRA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled253

PASADENA

California

JOSEPH PHAM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled253

TACOMA

Washington

MICHAEL VU M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled253

WESTMINSTER

California

DANA YUEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled251

MONTEREY PARK

California

ROXANNE JOSEPH OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled249

NEW YORK

New York

ELIZENDA CEBALLOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled248

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

PARUL KHATOR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled247

DECATUR

Georgia

HARVEY DUBINER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled247

MORROW

Georgia

MICHAEL KOREY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled245

CHICAGO

Illinois

SHYUN JENG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled245

TORRANCE

California

ALAN SOLINSKY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled245

WEST HARTFORD

Connecticut

JACQUELINE DAUHAJRE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled245

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

JOHN LEWIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled243

YUMA

Arizona

JORGE BOTERO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled242

LAWRENCE

Massachusetts

ANDRES CORTES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled242

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN PUGLISI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled241

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

STEPHEN GOODE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled240

FORT WORTH

Texas

HUSAMUDDIN ANSARI M.D., PH.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled239

BOSTON

Massachusetts

ALFRED SOLISH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled239

PASADENA

California

RUSSELL HAYHURST M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled239

AUSTIN

Texas

JOSE CARRO SOTO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled236

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

VALERIA RUBINSTEIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled235

NEW YORK

New York

ANGEL RIVERA-CASTRO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled235

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

ERIC PURDY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled234

BLUFFTON

Indiana

MARK GALLARDO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled234

EL PASO

Texas