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GABAPENTIN

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

15.7M
Medicare Part D Claims
$463M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,447,020 $43.6M
Florida 1,101,129 $29.1M
Texas 966,865 $27.5M
New York 793,088 $20.4M
Pennsylvania 738,197 $20.5M
Ohio 713,180 $24.3M
North Carolina 619,584 $17.6M
Georgia 555,106 $15.2M
Tennessee 529,615 $15.7M
Kentucky 478,407 $15.9M
Illinois 478,299 $13.1M
Michigan 458,993 $14.3M
Missouri 423,235 $12M
Massachusetts 370,140 $12.3M
Virginia 361,978 $10.8M
Indiana 356,137 $10.5M
Alabama 355,168 $9.4M
Louisiana 317,760 $8.18M
Arizona 298,170 $9.75M
Washington 294,710 $9.76M
Wisconsin 287,176 $9.32M
Mississippi 272,128 $7.39M
Minnesota 268,829 $9.61M
South Carolina 268,132 $8.24M
New Jersey 266,309 $6.82M
Oklahoma 262,625 $8.08M
Arkansas 246,710 $6.96M
Oregon 217,918 $7.39M
West Virginia 183,698 $5.69M
Iowa 174,688 $4.92M
Kansas 170,031 $4.56M
Colorado 167,861 $5.3M
Maryland 151,867 $4.65M
Connecticut 148,468 $4.09M
New Mexico 114,045 $3.81M
Nevada 109,626 $3.21M
Nebraska 103,303 $2.56M
Utah 96,037 $3.37M
Maine 79,626 $2.55M
Idaho 75,381 $2.63M
Rhode Island 62,044 $1.92M
New Hampshire 57,198 $1.69M
Montana 47,962 $1.55M
South Dakota 37,831 $1.08M
Vermont 35,332 $1.11M
North Dakota 34,387 $986K
Delaware 33,367 $1.06M
Hawaii 33,113 $1.19M
Wyoming 22,802 $680K
District of Columbia 20,169 $497K
Alaska 18,115 $450K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,475

JACKSON

Mississippi

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,464

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

GINA GOOD APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,457

BARBOURVILLE

Kentucky

BEN RAINES DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,457

HAYS

North Carolina

RAFAEL RUIZ GONZALEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,448

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

AHMAD SHIKHTHOLTH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,442

DECATUR

Alabama

REZIK SAQER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,441

HOUSTON

Texas

MELBA SOTOMAYOR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,440

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

AMARILIS CORCHADO PEREZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,415

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

ANTOINE MITRI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,413

DOWNEY

California

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,400

HIALEAH

Florida

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Specialist

Claims Filled1,396

MANATI

Puerto Rico

PANKAJ SRIVASTAVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,395

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

JERRY BENFIELD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,359

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,347

VALDOSTA

Georgia

VICKI SMITH APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,341

COCOA

Florida

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,334

MOBILE

Alabama

RICARDO BLONDET VISSEPO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,328

PONCE

Puerto Rico

ANGEL ARIZMENDI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,315

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

SU MIN KO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,307

FAIRFAX

Virginia

SHELINDER AGGARWAL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,296

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

JAMES ROTH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,295

MANCHESTER

Tennessee

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,288

ATHENS

Georgia

JOSE AYALA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,286

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ALFREDO ROMERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,277

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri