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SYMBICORT

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

923K
Medicare Part D Claims
$367M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 127,827 $29.3M
California 126,705 $29M
New York 121,462 $27.7M
Texas 100,788 $24M
Ohio 78,960 $19M
Illinois 66,097 $15.4M
Pennsylvania 65,259 $15.1M
North Carolina 62,490 $14.1M
Michigan 57,485 $13.7M
Kentucky 48,979 $11.2M
Georgia 48,719 $11M
Tennessee 45,622 $10.4M
Missouri 45,483 $10.2M
New Jersey 37,546 $8.57M
Indiana 36,565 $8.65M
Massachusetts 36,070 $8.24M
South Carolina 32,189 $7.37M
Virginia 30,316 $7.13M
Alabama 29,902 $6.65M
Arizona 25,473 $6.34M
Arkansas 21,769 $4.81M
Wisconsin 21,420 $4.94M
Oklahoma 21,028 $4.88M
Louisiana 21,018 $4.81M
Mississippi 19,863 $4.34M
Minnesota 19,179 $4.45M
Connecticut 18,728 $4.35M
West Virginia 18,227 $4.19M
Washington 17,321 $4.01M
Iowa 16,900 $3.71M
Maryland 15,714 $3.97M
Kansas 15,099 $3.46M
Colorado 15,000 $3.67M
Oregon 14,494 $3.33M
Nevada 14,370 $3.48M
Nebraska 11,205 $2.49M
Maine 10,139 $2.43M
New Mexico 9,229 $2.19M
Rhode Island 7,478 $1.64M
Puerto Rico 6,953 $1.54M
Idaho 6,679 $1.53M
New Hampshire 6,280 $1.48M
Hawaii 5,893 $1.41M
Utah 5,349 $1.29M
Montana 4,482 $1.02M
North Dakota 4,196 $936K
South Dakota 3,991 $895K
Delaware 3,627 $937K
Vermont 2,592 $616K
Wyoming 2,486 $565K
District of Columbia 1,349 $310K
Alaska 1,193 $289K
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 SYMBICORT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FATEH AHMED MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled423

TOLEDO

Ohio

GARO DARIAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled420

PASADENA

California

AKLILU DEGENE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled415

HARRISONBURG

Virginia

DOUGLAS KELLING M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled392

CONCORD

North Carolina

CARMEN ORTIZ BUTCHER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled383

CORAL GABLES

Florida

STEPHEN BASHEDA D.O.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled382

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

TONY ABBASSI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled375

MIAMI

Florida

KASHIF HUSSAIN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled374

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

JAIME QUESADA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled367

EL PASO

Texas

JORGE CASTELLANOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled363

HIALEAH

Florida

ZULFIQAR AHMED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled360

GLENDALE

California

S KIM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled359

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

RAUL MANUEL CRUZ M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled359

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

STEVEN WANZEK M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled358

AMES

Iowa

AYESHA SIKDER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled356

PRESTONSBURG

Kentucky

HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled353

HIALEAH

Florida

ABBAS MANSOUR M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled349

EASLEY

South Carolina

MANOJ MAJMUDAR MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled347

HOPKINSVILLE

Kentucky

PRADYUMNA MUMMADY M D

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled344

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MANEL NAYAK M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled343

WAYCROSS

Georgia

DARSHAK PANDYA DO

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled342

ROME

Georgia

RAVI CHANDRAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled341

SENECA

South Carolina

DAVID BROWN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled339

LANCASTER

Ohio

RICO V MENDOZA MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled338

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

MARA DE GARCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled333

MIAMI BEACH

Florida