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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
GHASSAN HAMADY MD

Urology

Claims Filled347

HIALEAH

Florida

ELIZABETH ALBERTSON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled345

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

BENJAMIN PENG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled337

NEW YORK

New York

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled334

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN ALARCON MD

Urology

Claims Filled334

MONTEBELLO

California

JOHN TUTTLE MD

Urology

Claims Filled333

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

SCOTT LITWILLER MD

Urology

Claims Filled328

TULSA

Oklahoma

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled326

LOS ANGELES

California

GITA SINGH MD

Urology

Claims Filled323

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JEFFREY MARKS MD

Urology

Claims Filled322

PLANTATION

Florida

DARRELL WERTH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled314

HAYS

Kansas

LEV ELTERMAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled313

SKOKIE

Illinois

FELIX SHEPARD MD

Urology

Claims Filled312

NORTON

Virginia

TIMOTHY MOSES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled310

LAURINBURG

North Carolina

MARK SWOFFORD DO

Urology

Claims Filled307

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

CURTIS POWELL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled307

TULSA

Oklahoma

FREDERICK KLEIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled307

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

KULDIP BEHNIWAL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled304

FRESNO

California

LAWRENCE WINTON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled302

AVENTURA

Florida

ROBERT GRAVES MD

Urology

Claims Filled302

SIDNEY

Nebraska

JULIAN ANTHONY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled298

CHULA VISTA

California

SERGEY ROME M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled292

PARAMUS

New Jersey

EMILY LEVANDUSKY P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled291

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

MICHAEL METRO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled290

PHILA

Pennsylvania

MIKE CHIANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled289

VALDOSTA

Georgia