Prescriber Checkup | VESICARE

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

Prescriber Checkup » VESICARE

VESICARE

SOLIFENACIN SUCCINATE

Vesicare (Solifenacin) is an anticholinergic. It relaxes the bladder muscles by lowering muscle spasms. This helps people go to the bathroom less often and better control their urination. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.98M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 152 of 3395

$632M
Retail Cost

Rank: 40 of 3395

394,920
Patients

Rank: 188 of 3395

137,003
Prescribers

Rank: 188 of 3395

More info on VESICARE »

Information courtesy of

75%

of people say

it's worth it

58%

of people say

it worked well

8%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.47M

2011

1.74M

2012

2.2M

2013

2.18M

2014

1.98M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$287M

2011

$404M

2012

$554M

2013

$610M

2014

$632M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$229

2011

$249

2012

$256

2013

$266

2014

$310

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 34,751 175,111 $55M
Texas 37,600 169,529 $56.3M
Florida 33,974 140,266 $47.5M
New York 27,339 133,060 $44.9M
Pennsylvania 24,486 129,241 $40M
Illinois 16,166 81,051 $26.4M
North Carolina 14,017 72,496 $21.7M
New Jersey 13,749 62,483 $21.7M
Missouri 10,489 60,029 $16.6M
Tennessee 11,861 59,808 $17.7M
Michigan 13,325 57,868 $22M
Ohio 11,620 57,759 $18.5M
Georgia 10,359 50,919 $15M
Indiana 9,778 48,606 $15.7M
Wisconsin 8,393 45,919 $14.4M
Louisiana 6,693 38,892 $10.4M
South Carolina 7,755 38,308 $11.8M
Alabama 6,986 36,384 $10.8M
Massachusetts 6,389 34,718 $11M
Virginia 6,857 33,091 $10.9M
Iowa 4,647 29,956 $7.65M
Arizona 7,216 29,869 $10.7M
Connecticut 6,027 29,612 $10.3M
Washington 5,617 28,085 $9.23M
Kentucky 5,054 27,757 $7.78M
Kansas 4,083 24,843 $6.58M
Nebraska 3,655 24,689 $6.05M
Mississippi 3,943 23,110 $5.99M
Oklahoma 4,824 23,107 $7.54M
Arkansas 3,972 22,695 $6.11M
Colorado 4,657 21,804 $7.36M
Minnesota 4,414 21,638 $7.51M
Maryland 5,118 20,394 $8.12M
Oregon 3,314 15,540 $5.18M
West Virginia 2,786 13,166 $4.17M
Maine 2,576 12,230 $4.61M
Utah 2,160 9,841 $3.13M
Nevada 2,360 9,529 $3.38M
New Hampshire 1,732 8,716 $2.86M
Idaho 1,685 8,215 $2.55M
South Dakota 1,266 7,406 $1.98M
New Mexico 1,478 6,699 $2.27M
Rhode Island 1,081 6,500 $1.8M
North Dakota 1,002 5,771 $1.58M
Montana 1,047 5,478 $1.6M
Delaware 1,331 5,376 $2.28M
Vermont 721 3,588 $1.31M
Hawaii 784 3,557 $1.34M
Alaska 367 2,606 $633K
Wyoming 484 2,601 $789K
District of Columbia 472 1,872 $680K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for VESICARE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,618

LOS ANGELES

California

BRIAN CROTZER P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled961

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled828

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

JUNG LEE MD

Surgery

Claims Filled803

FLUSHING

New York

PHILLIP GINSBERG D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled776

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled764

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

JAIME FETES PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled739

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

TRACY MARMER PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled667

JAMAICA

New York

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled666

LOS ANGELES

California

EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled644

HIALEAH

Florida

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled619

ENCINO

California

STEVEN JENSEN MD

Urology

Claims Filled614

SAGINAW

Michigan

ARMEN KASSABIAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled585

BURBANK

California

VLADIMIR KRICHEVSKY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled579

BROOKLYN

New York

GLENN KERSHEN MD

Urology

Claims Filled557

SAGINAW

Michigan

SHARRON MEE MD

Urology

Claims Filled542

LOS ANGELES

California

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled528

LOS ANGELES

California

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled525

LOS ANGELES

California

SARAH GIRARDI MD

Urology

Claims Filled514

MANHASSET

New York

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled500

GLENDALE

California

SAGAR SHAH MD

Urology

Claims Filled492

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled467

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

KSENIA SMIRNOV CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled459

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

THEODORE AFFUE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled453

EL CENTRO

California

CURTIS POWELL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled439

TULSA

Oklahoma