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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
FRANCISCO REYTOR MD

General Practice

Claims Filled331

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE BENSCH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled330

STOCKTON

California

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled329

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

FERNANDO MARTINEZ CATINCHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled327

HIALEAH

Florida

KIN WONG M.D

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled327

GLENDALE

California

AIJAZ YAZDANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled326

ELIZABETHTOWN

Kentucky

JAMES BALL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled322

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

ALAA EL-GENDY MD, M.SC., FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled321

LEHIGH ACRES

Florida

AQEEL MANDVIWALA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled321

LONDON

Kentucky

CURTIS MELLO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled319

NORTH DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

JAMES BRADLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled318

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

JOSEPH GRIZZANTI DO

Claims Filled318

HAWTHORNE

New Jersey

DARLA THEOBALD NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled316

MANKATO

Minnesota

JAMES MCCULLOUGH M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled314

METAIRIE

Louisiana

NADINE POTEMPA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled308

BATTLE CREEK

Michigan

WILLIAM EMORY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled308

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MIR SHUTTARI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled308

FALMOUTH

Massachusetts

SEYED JAVADPOOR MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled308

MESA

Arizona

KENNETH WAYNE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

OTTUMWA

Iowa

TARIQ ABDELKARIM M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled306

HILLSDALE

Michigan

WILLIAM HENDERSON M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled305

DANVILLE

Virginia

MATTHEW KHAN MSN, FNP-BC, APN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled303

RENO

Nevada

LOUIS FLORES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled302

GLENDALE

California

ARTURO MEADE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled299

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

MIROSLAV ZOTOVIC M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled298

AIKEN

South Carolina