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GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of seizures. Also treats Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and pain caused by shingles (postherpetic neuralgia). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

11.6M
Medicare Part D Claims
$436M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,282,852 $42.3M
Florida 942,541 $26.1M
Texas 845,521 $25.5M
New York 680,606 $19.8M
Pennsylvania 644,710 $19.9M
Ohio 611,066 $20.9M
North Carolina 543,442 $16.3M
Puerto Rico 510,812 $9.3M
Georgia 478,431 $13.5M
Tennessee 457,755 $14.2M
Illinois 422,739 $12.5M
Kentucky 394,871 $12.8M
Missouri 373,125 $10.9M
Michigan 370,030 $12M
Virginia 317,686 $10.1M
Indiana 312,939 $9.76M
Massachusetts 311,979 $11.4M
Alabama 310,360 $9.04M
Arizona 266,117 $9.78M
Louisiana 260,839 $6.92M
Washington 255,424 $9M
Wisconsin 245,394 $8.3M
Minnesota 242,139 $8.38M
Mississippi 237,259 $6.59M
South Carolina 232,042 $7.47M
Oklahoma 231,716 $7.4M
New Jersey 219,964 $6.4M
Arkansas 211,046 $5.96M
Oregon 191,325 $6.84M
West Virginia 158,831 $5.26M
Iowa 153,989 $4.48M
Kansas 153,972 $4.37M
Colorado 148,305 $5.26M
Maryland 132,201 $4.47M
Connecticut 127,345 $3.79M
New Mexico 100,324 $3.39M
Nevada 93,651 $2.9M
Nebraska 91,256 $2.36M
Utah 82,699 $3.17M
Maine 68,212 $2.46M
Idaho 66,266 $2.37M
Rhode Island 54,192 $1.85M
New Hampshire 49,665 $1.64M
Montana 42,212 $1.39M
South Dakota 33,402 $951K
Vermont 32,245 $1.13M
North Dakota 31,391 $867K
Hawaii 30,421 $1.24M
Delaware 29,047 $1.03M
Wyoming 19,561 $633K
Alaska 17,824 $494K
District of Columbia 17,459 $470K
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 GABAPENTIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DOANH NGUYEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,448

WESTMINSTER

California

SAI GUTTI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,437

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

JORGE LEAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,409

TAMPA

Florida

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,409

ONEIDA

Tennessee

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,408

HIALEAH

Florida

NAGARAJ KIKKERI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,407

MESQUITE

Texas

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,399

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,383

JACKSON

Mississippi

ANTOINE MITRI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,381

DOWNEY

California

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,368

TEXARKANA

Texas

AHMAD SHIKHTHOLTH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,340

DECATUR

Alabama

CARL D'AGOSTINO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,329

MIDLAND

Texas

VALENTIN BRAGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,283

BROOKLYN

New York

GINA GOOD APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,278

BARBOURVILLE

Kentucky

SUDHIRKUMAR SHAH M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled1,258

HILLSBORO

Missouri

WILLIAM MEGDAL M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,234

ATHENS

Georgia

ILYA KULINSKY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,227

SAN FRANCISCO

California

PANKAJ SRIVASTAVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,206

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,201

MOBILE

Alabama

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,198

VALDOSTA

Georgia

RASIK PARMAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,196

YEAGERTOWN

Pennsylvania

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,163

FORT WORTH

Texas

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,163

CALHOUN

Georgia

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,131

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

CHARLES DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,119

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas