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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
MEHRDAD AGHAI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled279

GARDENA

California

THOMAS DIETZE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled279

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

BRENDA LIFFLAND OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled278

BRANDON

Florida

SHEHAB EBRAHIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled278

METAIRIE

Louisiana

JOSEPH DEVENUTO . M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled277

FAIRLESS HILLS

Pennsylvania

OSWALD RONDON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled274

CORAL GABLES

Florida

OLIVIA ONG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled274

COLTON

California

MARCO FABREGA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled273

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN LEWIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled270

YUMA

Arizona

ANDREW CHO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled269

LOS ANGELES

California

STEVEN RAUCHMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled269

MISSION HILLS

California

ADAM LISH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled268

BROOKLYN

New York

PAUL LAMA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled267

NEWARK

New Jersey

HOWARD GREENE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled267

FLORENCE

South Carolina

BRIAN CRICHLOW M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled266

ROANOKE RAPIDS

North Carolina

RAMON BERRIOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled266

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

ANTHONY ECONOMOU D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled266

TULSA

Oklahoma

BEATA LEWANDOWSKA O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled266

CORAL GABLES

Florida

KEVIN CHOY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled266

LOS ANGELES

California

RICHARD QUINONES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled266

HOMEWOOD

Illinois

MARSHALL CYRLIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled264

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

THOMAS GRAUL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled264

LINCOLN

Nebraska

DEBORAH ALEXANDER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled263

WESLACO

Texas

DAVID PINHAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled262

BROOKLYN

New York

ROY WHITAKER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled262

GREENSBORO

North Carolina