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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
ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled962

MCALLEN

Texas

ROSLYN COLLINS APN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled885

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JOSELITO CABACCAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled737

SAN JOSE

California

KENNETH SHEPHARD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled714

MIAMI

Florida

LAN NGUYEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled670

WESTMINSTER

California

MICHAEL ADLER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled638

PLAINS

Pennsylvania

CAMILLE BUONOCORE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled618

BETHEL PARK

Pennsylvania

LUIS QUINTERO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled585

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MARCEL TWAHIRWA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled565

EDINBURG

Texas

MUHANNAD AL-KILANI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled541

SIKESTON

Missouri

THOMAS JONES MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled523

MACON

Georgia

ABDUL AL-KASSAB MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled489

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

JANE BRIDGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled489

VINCENNES

Indiana

RODOLFO PEREZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled487

HIALEAH

Florida

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled479

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

GERALDO SAAVEDRA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled479

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled478

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

K. THAMPY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled474

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RAYMOND FINK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled473

LA MESA

California

SOFIA VASQUEZ SOLOMON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled467

HIALEAH

Florida

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled467

MODESTO

California

SESHADRI DAS MD,FACP,MRCP,FACE.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled456

STATEN ISLAND

New York

KAMALA RAJUPET M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled449

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

HEIDI BUCKINGHAM MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled447

DAYTON

Ohio

ANDREA HAYES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled438

NASHVILLE

Tennessee