Prescriber Checkup | AZOR

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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

AZOR

AMLODIPINE BES/OLMESARTAN MED

Azor (Amlodipine / Olmesartan) is a combination of two medications that lower blood pressure, amlodipine (a calcium channel blocker) and olmesartan (an angiotensin receptor blocker). They both relax blood vessels in different ways, which causes blood pressure to go down. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

335K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 426 of 3395

$105M
Retail Cost

Rank: 256 of 3395

65,714
Patients

Rank: 488 of 3395

39,067
Prescribers

Rank: 459 of 3395

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75%

of people say

it's worth it

75%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Norvasc Benicar

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

325K

2011

342K

2012

407K

2013

416K

2014

335K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$49.2M

2011

$63.2M

2012

$88.7M

2013

$106M

2014

$105M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$281

2011

$307

2012

$291

2013

$302

2014

$310

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 8,108 44,054 $12.4M
New York 8,103 43,234 $13.4M
Texas 6,277 30,249 $9.65M
Florida 4,977 23,867 $7.72M
New Jersey 4,585 20,399 $7.27M
Pennsylvania 2,762 14,691 $4.52M
North Carolina 2,441 13,682 $3.89M
Louisiana 2,125 11,630 $3.2M
Georgia 2,064 11,337 $3.21M
Illinois 1,835 8,594 $2.96M
South Carolina 1,524 8,237 $2.37M
Tennessee 1,676 7,889 $2.52M
Ohio 1,616 7,792 $2.5M
Michigan 1,506 6,586 $2.48M
Indiana 1,379 6,109 $2.13M
Connecticut 1,311 5,982 $2.1M
Mississippi 1,161 5,945 $1.56M
Virginia 1,186 5,805 $1.83M
Maryland 1,310 5,267 $2.06M
Kentucky 987 5,133 $1.63M
Alabama 903 5,049 $1.42M
Arkansas 677 4,268 $1.1M
Missouri 783 3,982 $1.2M
Arizona 925 3,896 $1.38M
West Virginia 681 3,598 $1.09M
Oklahoma 648 3,072 $1.02M
Wisconsin 645 2,977 $1.04M
Hawaii 546 2,687 $910K
Kansas 369 1,773 $574K
Massachusetts 344 1,758 $577K
Nevada 350 1,487 $513K
Delaware 389 1,392 $614K
Washington 293 1,354 $437K
Colorado 272 1,242 $420K
Nebraska 215 1,194 $355K
Iowa 177 957 $298K
Rhode Island 131 871 $222K
Oregon 168 714 $241K
District of Columbia 157 706 $216K
New Mexico 128 627 $197K
Utah 124 502 $168K
Idaho 110 491 $161K
South Dakota 82 461 $144K
Minnesota 109 455 $160K
North Dakota 80 400 $120K
Maine 70 261 $107K
New Hampshire 56 248 $80.5K
Montana 48 230 $81.1K
Wyoming 48 203 $70.2K
Vermont 18 59 $31.1K
Alaska 12 42 $12.9K
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 AZOR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
IRENE PERLOFF D.O., M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

BROOKLYN

New York

AJITPAL TIWANA M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled173

BAKERSFIELD

California

ROSENBERG REYES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled169

VAN NUYS

California

HONGSHENG WEI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

ARCADIA

California

PAUL CHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

LOS ANGELES

California

ZIHE SHAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

BROOKLYN

New York

DAYSI BAEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

REGO PARK

New York

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled161

GLENDALE

California

KATHY TAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

BROOKLYN

New York

RICARDO CORDIDO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled157

HAMDEN

Connecticut

CARLOS CARRO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled157

PONCE

Puerto Rico

YIU TING CHUNG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled155

SAN FRANCISCO

California

RICHARD JOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

MARTHA VALDIVIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

NEW YORK

New York

SHAWN KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

DULUTH

Georgia

SU YONG PAK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

LYNNWOOD

Washington

HAN DUONG M.D.& D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

ROSEMEAD

California

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled147

WESTLAND

Michigan

VERNON HATTORI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled146

INGLEWOOD

California

BORIS KHORETS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

BROOKLYN

New York

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled146

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled145

ALHAMBRA

California

INNA PILDYSH DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

BROOKLYN

New York

LUDMILA GUDZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

UNION

New Jersey