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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
MICHAEL PEASTER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled288

BARTLESVILLE

Oklahoma

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

RAYMOND CONANT MD

Urology

Claims Filled287

HASTINGS

Nebraska

MOSES HYUN MD

Claims Filled284

LOS ANGELES

California

STEPHEN SCHIFF M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled283

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

SUSAN JOSEPH P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled282

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

STEVEN JENSEN MD

Urology

Claims Filled282

SAGINAW

Michigan

GEORGE HURT M.D.

Pediatric Urology

Claims Filled281

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

EMILY BRADLEY MD

Urology

Claims Filled280

SEATTLE

Washington

ISAAC MADEB MD

Specialist

Claims Filled279

BROOKLYN

New York

ELIZABETH SAGAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled279

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

EDWARD KIM MD

Urology

Claims Filled277

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

MAX FERGUSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled273

HARRISON

Arkansas

AVELINO PINON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled272

MIAMI

Florida

RONG-CHUNG LIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled270

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

KYMBER HABENICHT M.C.

Urology

Claims Filled267

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

MITCHELL WEINSTEIN D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled266

SUNRISE

Florida

ANUJ CHOPRA MD

Urology

Claims Filled264

BLOOMSBURG

Pennsylvania

MARK LIERZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled264

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

LUKE YOON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled261

LOS ANGELES

California

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled259

GLENDALE

California

SUNIL SAVARIRAYAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled255

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

JAMES MARSHALL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled252

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

ARMEN KASSABIAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled251

BURBANK

California

QINGWEI YAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled251

OAKLAND

California