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Prescriber Checkup » RESTASIS

RESTASIS

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

1.1M
Medicare Part D Claims
$334M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 167,643 $50.3M
New York 124,158 $39.3M
Florida 109,447 $32.8M
Texas 59,792 $19.1M
Pennsylvania 56,839 $16.9M
New Jersey 50,309 $16.2M
Ohio 38,633 $12.1M
North Carolina 36,221 $10.5M
Illinois 30,845 $9.09M
Georgia 25,350 $7.69M
Michigan 22,304 $7.26M
Missouri 20,309 $5.91M
Indiana 19,288 $5.59M
Massachusetts 19,245 $6.04M
Virginia 18,685 $6.01M
Tennessee 18,149 $5.67M
Wisconsin 17,378 $4.75M
Minnesota 16,814 $4.8M
Louisiana 15,802 $4.56M
Connecticut 15,641 $5.35M
Alabama 15,425 $4.26M
South Carolina 15,027 $4.54M
Washington 14,453 $4.23M
Kentucky 14,386 $4.72M
Arizona 13,831 $4.49M
Maryland 11,822 $3.86M
Colorado 11,163 $3.28M
Arkansas 10,806 $2.94M
Iowa 10,217 $2.53M
Oklahoma 10,019 $2.91M
Mississippi 9,741 $2.72M
Kansas 9,034 $2.3M
West Virginia 8,008 $2.39M
Oregon 7,480 $2.11M
Nebraska 6,971 $1.71M
Hawaii 6,590 $2.27M
Nevada 5,005 $1.67M
Maine 4,845 $1.65M
Utah 4,288 $1.23M
Rhode Island 3,609 $1.03M
South Dakota 3,548 $771K
New Mexico 3,508 $1.1M
North Dakota 2,924 $698K
New Hampshire 2,839 $935K
Idaho 2,576 $721K
Montana 2,478 $657K
Vermont 1,858 $546K
Delaware 1,819 $574K
Wyoming 1,525 $391K
District of Columbia 1,275 $395K
Alaska 1,252 $456K
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 »

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Top prescribers for RESTASIS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANNA BENTSIANOV M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled611

BROOKLYN

New York

ELENA FELDMAN OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled607

BROOKLYN

New York

DAVID HARDTEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled603

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

JORGE CAMACHO MD, PA

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled603

TAMARAC

Florida

LOUIS ALPERN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled601

EL PASO

Texas

CESAR CHAVEZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled596

EL CENTRO

California

RICHARD YOUNG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled594

NEW YORK

New York

ARTHUR BENJAMIN M. D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled580

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

CASIMIRO GONZALEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled580

CUDAHY

California

SAM NIKOU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled573

GLENDALE

California

SAHAG BAGHDASSARIAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled571

GLENDALE

California

ALEXANDER WU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled568

FLUSHING

New York

FRANK BOWDEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled568

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

FERNANDO SILVA OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled564

MIAMI

Florida

BORIS KAPELNIK O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled563

FOREST HILLS

New York

ILONA GENIS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled558

BROOKLYN

New York

PETER WIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled558

ROSEMEAD

California

ALICE EPITROPOULOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled553

COLUMBUS

Ohio

SVETLANA TSIPURSKY

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled553

GLENVIEW

Illinois

STEVEN LEE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled550

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

SALVADOR ALCANTAR O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled549

MISSION

Texas

LAWRENCE MINARDI

Specialist

Claims Filled548

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

GILLIAN THOMAS-BURKE O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled539

KENDALL

Florida

TUYET-MAI PHAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled535

WESTMINSTER

California

JOSEPH FAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled533

LOMA LINDA

California