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INSULIN SYRINGE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

3.06M
Medicare Part D Claims
$78.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 441,055 $11.9M
Florida 226,761 $5.01M
Texas 175,206 $4.75M
Pennsylvania 151,809 $3.96M
New York 134,939 $3.29M
Illinois 132,466 $3.08M
Georgia 119,348 $2.88M
Ohio 111,633 $2.99M
Tennessee 94,863 $2.33M
North Carolina 92,278 $2.52M
Michigan 88,945 $2.44M
Massachusetts 84,558 $2.19M
Arizona 75,916 $1.83M
Missouri 75,193 $1.98M
Kentucky 73,673 $1.75M
Virginia 70,484 $1.79M
Indiana 66,734 $1.81M
Alabama 62,288 $1.54M
New Jersey 59,781 $1.59M
Washington 56,936 $1.46M
South Carolina 51,161 $1.23M
Louisiana 50,474 $1.21M
Wisconsin 41,645 $1.07M
Maryland 35,998 $982K
Oregon 35,691 $999K
Arkansas 34,549 $810K
Minnesota 34,346 $930K
Iowa 32,838 $888K
West Virginia 32,430 $813K
Colorado 31,228 $780K
Mississippi 30,401 $792K
Connecticut 30,119 $794K
Oklahoma 28,670 $711K
Kansas 21,982 $579K
Maine 20,047 $626K
New Mexico 19,575 $480K
Nevada 15,294 $414K
Nebraska 14,903 $378K
Utah 13,755 $397K
Rhode Island 13,429 $333K
Hawaii 10,698 $286K
New Hampshire 10,151 $279K
Idaho 10,069 $260K
District of Columbia 7,658 $175K
South Dakota 7,626 $216K
Delaware 7,566 $182K
North Dakota 6,553 $200K
Vermont 5,956 $166K
Montana 5,843 $155K
Wyoming 3,156 $84.3K
Alaska 2,493 $68.6K
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 INSULIN SYRINGE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,813

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,071

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled781

MCALLEN

Texas

JANE BRIDGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled645

VINCENNES

Indiana

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled636

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

RALPH AURIGEMMA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled630

DOVER

Delaware

STEVEN COWART M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled609

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

MICHAEL MELLMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled605

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

CARLOS MALDONADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled594

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

CARLTON LANCASTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled575

DALTON

Georgia

TAMER YACOUB M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled572

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

CARLOS MARTINEZ RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled561

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ALISA KOSLA NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled559

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

Y SIDDIQ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled553

AUSTELL

Georgia

RAFAEL RUIZ GONZALEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled549

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL VAVRIK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled545

CARROLLTON

Georgia

AMMAR KHALIFA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled535

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

JASJEET KAUR MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled535

GLENDALE

Arizona

JOSEPH BADLISSI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled535

NEDERLAND

Texas

THOMAS JONES MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled533

MACON

Georgia

KORT KNUDSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled528

MIDDLETOWN

Connecticut

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled518

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL ADLER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled511

PLAINS

Pennsylvania

THOMAS TSE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled508

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

SERGIO PENAHERRERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled499

YUMA

Arizona