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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
WILLIAM BINGHAM M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled251

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

KATHY FELDER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled251

RUTLAND

Vermont

EDGAR SANDOVAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled250

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JESSICA BRANDL PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled250

BRAINERD

Minnesota

BORIS HAVKIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled249

MELBOURNE

Florida

MARC TOGLIA M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled249

MEDIA

Pennsylvania

SAMUEL SALEEB MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled248

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

EDWARD SCHATTE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled248

PASADENA

Texas

SAMUEL LEE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled248

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK GREENBERGER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled247

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ROBERT SALANT MD

Urology

Claims Filled247

NEW YORK

New York

LINDA PIO NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled247

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JILL HESS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled245

CORNING

New York

JAMISON JAFFE D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled245

PHILA

Pennsylvania

JAY LUTINS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled245

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DENNIS CESAR M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled243

MERCED

California

AMERY WIRTSHAFTER MD

Urology

Claims Filled243

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

EDUARDO FERNANDEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled242

LAREDO

Texas

KYRIAKOS DAVIDES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled240

WHITE OAK

Pennsylvania

NORMAN GEBROSKY MD

Urology

Claims Filled239

LATROBE

Pennsylvania

LONNY GREEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled238

RICHMOND

Virginia

JEAN-PAUL TRAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled236

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

SCOTT SERELS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled236

NORWALK

Connecticut

MICHAEL KRCO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled236

GRAFTON

Wisconsin

DONALD STRITZKE MD

Urology

Claims Filled235

CALDWELL

Idaho