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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
MICHAEL HAYDEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled756

HOUMA

Louisiana

JITENDRA VASANDANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled751

LUBBOCK

Texas

R. MACON PHILLIPS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled748

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled747

GLENDALE

California

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled743

LOS ANGELES

California

CHARLES HENSLEIGH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled739

ASHLAND

Alabama

MARIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled736

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

PANKAJ VYAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled735

BENSON

North Carolina

BRETT CHIASSON M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled732

HAMMOND

Louisiana

SOOREN KARAYAN MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled729

GLENDALE

California

OLAJIDE AKINSANYA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled727

GADSDEN

Alabama

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled727

DESOTO

Texas

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled718

HAYTI

Missouri

HOVANES TER-ZAKARIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled716

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS ROMERO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled716

LAKELAND

Florida

NARASIMHA REDDY M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled713

GLASGOW

Kentucky

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled712

DUNEDIN

Florida

JOSE GORIS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled705

NEW YORK

New York

SUMNER CULLOM M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled699

OSCEOLA

Arkansas

ODELL STILL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled699

VIDALIA

Georgia

BENEDICTO SANPEDRO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled698

LAKE WORTH

Florida

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled694

GLENDALE

California

KEVIN HOLMES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled691

COLUMBIA

Mississippi

DARIO CASTELLANOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled690

BRONX

New York

BONG SUP KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled688

SHORELINE

Washington