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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
LARRY TETSOTI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled234

BROOKLYN

New York

RALPH FRITZSCH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled234

KERRVILLE

Texas

MARVIN STEIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled233

MARGATE

Florida

DOUGLAS LEET MD

Urology

Claims Filled233

RALEIGH

North Carolina

EDUARDO GUZMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled232

MIAMI

Florida

KONSTANTIN WALMSLEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled231

GLEN RIDGE

New Jersey

ANDREW GRUDZINSKI MD

Urology

Claims Filled231

MULLINS

South Carolina

DAVID BUNTLEY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled230

DUNCAN

Oklahoma

THEODORE AFFUE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled230

EL CENTRO

California

STEVEN MAISLOS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled229

HOUSTON

Texas

CHI GAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

BELLEVUE

Washington

BRAD WOLFSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled226

PALM SPRINGS

California

BRIAN PARKER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled225

POWELL

Tennessee

LAILA HIRJEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

DALLAS

Texas

CHRISTIAN SCHWARTZ DO

Urology

Claims Filled223

SPRING VALLEY

Illinois

SHAWN ACINO MD FACS

Urology

Claims Filled223

SCOTTSBLUFF

Nebraska

DAVID JONES M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled223

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

ZHANNA GALPERUN MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled222

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled222

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

LOS ANGELES

California

MOUSSA FAMININI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled220

ENCINO

California

LEE KOSTER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled219

NEW KENSINGTON

Pennsylvania

JOAN MEANEY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled218

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled218

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MANISH PATEL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled218

GASTONIA

North Carolina