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RENVELA

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

459K
Medicare Part D Claims
$395M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 97,550 $63.4M
Texas 58,365 $41.5M
New York 42,488 $21.1M
Florida 40,263 $23.9M
Georgia 29,064 $19.2M
Illinois 25,782 $13.9M
Ohio 24,862 $13.9M
North Carolina 21,575 $13.7M
Pennsylvania 20,427 $10.1M
New Jersey 19,150 $9.68M
Tennessee 18,218 $10.8M
Michigan 18,074 $11.1M
Virginia 17,405 $11.2M
Louisiana 14,330 $8.62M
Missouri 13,818 $7.5M
Indiana 12,596 $7.62M
Mississippi 12,494 $7.99M
Arizona 12,240 $7.14M
Maryland 12,238 $7.26M
Alabama 11,835 $8.42M
South Carolina 11,539 $7.79M
Washington 10,965 $6.44M
Massachusetts 9,105 $4.67M
Wisconsin 7,837 $4.33M
Connecticut 7,195 $4.18M
Kentucky 7,156 $4.23M
Arkansas 6,155 $3.64M
Hawaii 5,969 $4.04M
Colorado 5,385 $3.12M
Minnesota 5,377 $3.12M
Oklahoma 5,334 $3.93M
Iowa 4,900 $2.4M
Nevada 4,809 $2.65M
Oregon 4,681 $2.81M
New Mexico 4,240 $2.56M
Kansas 3,706 $2.13M
District of Columbia 3,590 $2.11M
West Virginia 3,475 $1.86M
Nebraska 2,920 $1.64M
Puerto Rico 2,783 $1.72M
Alaska 2,690 $1.05M
Utah 1,884 $999K
Idaho 1,806 $961K
South Dakota 1,594 $885K
Delaware 1,204 $743K
Rhode Island 1,199 $505K
North Dakota 995 $453K
New Hampshire 929 $550K
Montana 880 $491K
Maine 660 $424K
Vermont 550 $265K
Wyoming 360 $199K
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 RENVELA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LINDA VERNOCCHI N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled369

NEW YORK

New York

LARRY OLIVER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled366

MIDLAND

Texas

ILEANA MARTINEZ MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled366

EL PASO

Texas

SUE ANDERSON MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled363

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

BERNARD AZER D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled361

LOS ALAMITOS

California

WILLIAM KENDRICK M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled360

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

EUGENE WONG MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled360

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JOSEPH DUFLOT MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled355

FRESNO

California

JOSE SANTOS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled354

MODESTO

California

SYED ALAM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled352

AMERICUS

Georgia

SHAHID HUSSAIN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled352

EL CENTRO

California

LAWRENCE FRANK M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled345

FRENCH CAMP

California

SUBRAMANIAM ANANDASIVAM MD PA

Nephrology

Claims Filled343

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

MICHAEL DICUS MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled342

SALINAS

California

HAI PHAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled340

HIGHLAND

California

ELLEN MORRISSEY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled339

BERKELEY

California

OLADAYO SANUSI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled339

HARLINGEN

Texas

HORACIO RODILES M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled338

EL CENTRO

California

GANJUR GURU-PRAKASH M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled337

DOTHAN

Alabama

DEBRA KLINE N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled336

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

PEDRO BLANDON M.D

Nephrology

Claims Filled334

EL PASO

Texas

JAMES CROLL M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled333

BRONX

New York

KAMLESH GUPTA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled333

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

LUIS URIBE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled333

KENNER

Louisiana

ALLAN TURNER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled333

GREENWOOD

South Carolina