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Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » VESICARE

VESICARE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

1.74M
Medicare Part D Claims
$403M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 162,661 $37.5M
Florida 136,723 $32.2M
Texas 123,160 $29.6M
Pennsylvania 113,468 $25.2M
New York 110,992 $25.9M
Illinois 77,516 $18.3M
North Carolina 59,263 $12.8M
New Jersey 59,061 $15M
Ohio 58,336 $13.8M
Tennessee 49,261 $10.9M
Georgia 46,190 $10.1M
Michigan 44,599 $11.5M
Missouri 42,784 $9.2M
Indiana 42,265 $10M
Wisconsin 41,421 $9.2M
Virginia 33,526 $7.91M
Louisiana 32,555 $6.96M
Massachusetts 32,030 $7.33M
Kentucky 31,230 $7.09M
Alabama 30,991 $6.64M
South Carolina 28,530 $6.44M
Washington 27,547 $6.56M
Iowa 26,860 $5.57M
Connecticut 24,935 $6.22M
Arizona 24,694 $6.34M
Minnesota 22,577 $5.66M
Kansas 22,458 $4.82M
Nebraska 21,903 $4.41M
Mississippi 20,418 $4.18M
Oklahoma 20,369 $4.94M
Arkansas 18,900 $3.99M
Colorado 17,849 $4.26M
Maryland 16,342 $4.44M
Oregon 15,900 $3.7M
West Virginia 11,931 $2.72M
Maine 11,787 $3.05M
Utah 9,218 $2.16M
Nevada 8,605 $2.16M
Idaho 7,905 $1.78M
South Dakota 7,585 $1.61M
Rhode Island 6,841 $1.43M
New Hampshire 6,465 $1.55M
New Mexico 5,928 $1.48M
Montana 5,405 $1.15M
Hawaii 4,851 $1.18M
Delaware 4,146 $1.16M
North Dakota 3,900 $857K
Vermont 3,250 $832K
Wyoming 2,749 $618K
Alaska 2,478 $486K
District of Columbia 1,233 $328K
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 VESICARE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK GREENBERGER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled415

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

QINGWEI YAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled411

OAKLAND

California

DENNIS CESAR M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled408

MERCED

California

WILLIAM BINGHAM M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled398

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled395

LOS ANGELES

California

BENJAMIN PENG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled392

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN KABALIN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled392

SCOTTSBLUFF

Nebraska

SUSAN JOSEPH P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled391

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

CRYSTAL ENGLERT PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled385

ROCHESTER

New York

SARAH GIRARDI MD

Urology

Claims Filled380

MANHASSET

New York

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled379

LOS ANGELES

California

JEFFREY MARKS MD

Urology

Claims Filled378

PLANTATION

Florida

GUILLERMO VAZQUEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled377

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSE CHAMORRO MD

Urology

Claims Filled377

MIAMI

Florida

MIKE CHIANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled376

VALDOSTA

Georgia

GITA SINGH MD

Urology

Claims Filled373

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

SHAWN ACINO MD FACS

Urology

Claims Filled372

VINCENNES

Indiana

JOEL BASS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled368

SYRACUSE

New York

JESSICA BRANDL PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled367

BRAINERD

Minnesota

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled366

LOS ANGELES

California

PAUL LITTMAN D.O.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled366

SPARTA

New Jersey

SCOTT LITWILLER MD

Urology

Claims Filled356

TULSA

Oklahoma

THEODORE AFFUE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled353

EL CENTRO

California

AVELINO PINON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled351

MIAMI

Florida

ELIZABETH ALBERTSON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled351

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina