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PEN NEEDLE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.08M
Medicare Part D Claims
$68.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 146,762 $5.3M
California 142,144 $4.95M
Florida 117,656 $4.21M
Pennsylvania 115,878 $4.05M
Texas 113,857 $4.23M
Ohio 95,794 $3.5M
Illinois 84,517 $3.12M
North Carolina 70,250 $2.46M
Michigan 61,117 $2.43M
Missouri 58,769 $2.09M
New Jersey 53,058 $2.05M
Tennessee 50,563 $1.8M
Georgia 50,379 $1.77M
Indiana 50,135 $1.87M
Minnesota 43,078 $1.67M
Wisconsin 42,296 $1.58M
Massachusetts 42,126 $1.52M
Washington 38,099 $1.36M
Virginia 37,558 $1.33M
Kentucky 34,993 $1.21M
South Carolina 32,792 $1.14M
Alabama 32,375 $1.12M
Louisiana 31,210 $1.07M
Iowa 25,270 $896K
Connecticut 24,357 $889K
Arizona 23,183 $842K
Maryland 22,984 $921K
West Virginia 18,939 $661K
Oklahoma 18,797 $657K
Arkansas 18,493 $626K
Kansas 17,867 $648K
Oregon 16,406 $601K
Mississippi 15,710 $539K
Nevada 14,247 $549K
Colorado 13,842 $506K
Maine 11,999 $476K
Nebraska 10,683 $388K
Hawaii 10,269 $367K
New Mexico 9,594 $339K
Idaho 8,610 $308K
New Hampshire 8,148 $307K
Utah 7,490 $279K
Rhode Island 7,103 $242K
North Dakota 6,779 $262K
Delaware 6,049 $243K
Vermont 5,743 $210K
Puerto Rico 5,229 $128K
Montana 4,893 $171K
South Dakota 4,615 $169K
District of Columbia 2,947 $105K
Alaska 2,399 $91.7K
Wyoming 1,988 $68.7K
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 PEN NEEDLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KEVIN TONG MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

NAVEED MAHFOOZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CARO

Michigan

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GROVE CITY

Ohio

SHEA BETHEA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

RICHMOND

Virginia

BRIAN BINCZEWSKI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

EVANGELIA PAPAGEORGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HENDERSON

Nevada

JOUMANA CHAIBAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio

ANIS ANSARI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

CLINTON

Iowa

NITIN PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WARREN

Ohio

RICHARD BRITTINGHAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAWTON

Oklahoma

NORMA QUIJADA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

ORCHARD PARK

New York

YOUNG DAE KIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

MANIZHEH PANAH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

WAYNE

New Jersey

CHRISTOPHER IORIO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Indiana

JOSEPH ROBERTS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

GUMARO GARZA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EDINBURG

Texas

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled50

WESTLAND

Michigan

STEVEN REED

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN CENTER

Minnesota

MARIA WILSON

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

STAN ZINKOVSKY OTR, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

ROBYN SANDERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

BETUL HATIPOGLU

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

HUGO FAZZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MESA

Arizona

LLOYD COATS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHILLICOTHE

Ohio

RANDI KINGTON APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

NEW LONDON

Connecticut