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VESICARE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

830K
Medicare Part D Claims
$287M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 129,163 $25.4M
Florida 115,338 $22.7M
Pennsylvania 106,808 $20M
Texas 100,044 $20.3M
New York 96,212 $19.3M
Illinois 68,049 $13.4M
Ohio 54,952 $11.1M
North Carolina 50,411 $9.17M
New Jersey 44,270 $9.09M
Tennessee 40,319 $7.46M
Georgia 37,077 $6.89M
Missouri 36,523 $6.58M
Indiana 35,956 $7.16M
Wisconsin 33,892 $6.25M
Michigan 33,218 $7.21M
Kentucky 29,002 $5.54M
Virginia 28,813 $5.73M
Massachusetts 28,062 $5.44M
Alabama 27,905 $5.01M
Louisiana 27,266 $4.99M
South Carolina 23,769 $4.46M
Washington 23,341 $4.73M
Iowa 22,946 $4.05M
Arizona 20,241 $4.37M
Minnesota 20,069 $4.19M
Connecticut 19,347 $3.91M
Kansas 18,420 $3.37M
Nebraska 18,407 $3.14M
Mississippi 17,746 $3.08M
Oklahoma 17,727 $3.7M
Arkansas 16,776 $2.94M
Colorado 14,678 $3.01M
Oregon 14,108 $2.78M
Maryland 13,924 $3.2M
West Virginia 10,033 $1.93M
Maine 8,816 $1.89M
Utah 7,659 $1.5M
Idaho 6,950 $1.33M
Nevada 6,897 $1.45M
South Dakota 6,710 $1.21M
Rhode Island 6,077 $1.06M
New Hampshire 4,983 $1M
New Mexico 4,810 $953K
Montana 4,483 $814K
Hawaii 4,198 $881K
North Dakota 3,559 $653K
Delaware 3,226 $769K
Vermont 2,886 $587K
Wyoming 2,452 $468K
Alaska 2,300 $346K
District of Columbia 1,108 $238K
Puerto Rico 162 $29.9K
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 VESICARE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,907

LOS ANGELES

California

EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,367

HIALEAH

Florida

IGOR RYNDIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,281

BROOKLYN

New York

LEON HIRZEL MD

Urology

Claims Filled773

MIAMI

Florida

FRANCISCO CARPIO M.D.,

Specialist

Claims Filled627

MIAMI

Florida

FELIX CHI-MIN YIP M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled622

MONTEREY PARK

California

PHILLIP GINSBERG D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled614

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAIME FETES PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled537

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

BRIAN CROTZER P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled533

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

JOSE CHAMORRO MD

Urology

Claims Filled461

MIAMI

Florida

HENRY RUIZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled433

MCALLEN

Texas

RICHARD ANTOSEK D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled427

SUNRISE

Florida

GUILLERMO VAZQUEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled424

HIALEAH

Florida

JUAN SUAREZ M.D. , F.A.C.S.

Specialist

Claims Filled418

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled403

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

SARAH GIRARDI MD

Urology

Claims Filled402

MANHASSET

New York

JOEL BASS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled387

SYRACUSE

New York

CRYSTAL ENGLERT PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled384

ROCHESTER

New York

RICHARD HARKAWAY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled383

PHILA

Pennsylvania

ROBERT SANTA-CRUZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled381

FOND DU LAC

Wisconsin

VLADIMIR KRICHEVSKY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled368

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN KABALIN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled365

SCOTTSBLUFF

Nebraska

LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled355

NEW YORK

New York

JASON PERELMAN

Urology

Claims Filled350

SUNRISE

Florida

GLENN KERSHEN MD

Urology

Claims Filled348

SAGINAW

Michigan