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Prescriber Checkup » MELOXICAM

MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Also treats symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults and children. This medicine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

4.43M
Medicare Part D Claims
$48.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 513,762 $4.17M
California 459,787 $3.99M
Texas 446,601 $3.9M
New York 267,381 $2.48M
Alabama 266,470 $2.05M
Tennessee 260,376 $2.08M
North Carolina 248,087 $2.2M
Georgia 244,445 $1.91M
Ohio 224,118 $1.92M
Pennsylvania 199,935 $1.85M
Louisiana 186,972 $1.31M
Kentucky 172,426 $1.36M
Missouri 165,219 $1.3M
Arkansas 163,296 $1.2M
Mississippi 161,691 $1.19M
Illinois 153,513 $1.32M
Oklahoma 142,502 $1.37M
Indiana 137,902 $1.17M
South Carolina 114,543 $974K
Michigan 111,425 $1.03M
New Jersey 99,695 $1.26M
Virginia 95,777 $772K
Kansas 82,000 $637K
Iowa 62,294 $438K
Nebraska 57,843 $446K
West Virginia 54,189 $416K
Washington 52,478 $452K
Wisconsin 49,634 $460K
Arizona 42,907 $382K
Maryland 42,313 $418K
Oregon 38,506 $318K
Colorado 36,422 $296K
Utah 35,745 $290K
Connecticut 34,941 $320K
Puerto Rico 34,513 $206K
Massachusetts 29,771 $359K
Idaho 29,146 $253K
Nevada 25,208 $208K
Minnesota 24,872 $213K
New Mexico 22,764 $245K
Rhode Island 20,367 $178K
Maine 17,981 $190K
Montana 16,918 $146K
South Dakota 15,083 $121K
New Hampshire 11,146 $99.5K
Hawaii 11,100 $185K
North Dakota 9,026 $76.5K
Wyoming 8,151 $67.9K
Delaware 7,037 $70.4K
Vermont 4,301 $42.8K
Alaska 2,290 $23.2K
District of Columbia 2,185 $20.7K
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 MELOXICAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,843

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

ROSS ANDREASSEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,823

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

EDWIN KELSEY M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,567

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ENRIQUE MURCIANO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,530

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

RAUL CHAO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,456

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

KEN ARAKAWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,348

HONOLULU

Hawaii

SALVATORE DANNA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,298

DOWNEY

California

IGNACIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,280

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

PETER LIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,210

SAN FRANCISCO

California

DALE GOINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,156

HOPE

Arkansas

TREVOR PICKERING M.D.

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled1,144

JACKSON

Mississippi

JORGE FIGUEROA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,134

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

FELIX STANZIOLA M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled1,111

MIAMI

Florida

BRIAN JOHNSON MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled1,094

JACKSON

Mississippi

MICHAEL DOLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,083

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

DANIEL SERRATO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,075

COLUMBUS

Georgia

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,050

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

WALTER BESSER MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled1,039

ASTORIA

New York

RICARDO CIGARROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled981

LAREDO

Texas

SAMUEL OLOYO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled976

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

KYUNG HAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled960

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT ZARZOUR MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled940

MOBILE

Alabama

BURCHAM FUQUA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled929

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ERIC SOLLARS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled918

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

SUSAN HARDING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled897

QUITMAN

Georgia