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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
HERNAN BAQUERIZO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled437

MIAMI

Florida

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled435

SAN GABRIEL

California

SACHIN BAHL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled433

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

HISHAM ALREFAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled433

SCOTTSBURG

Indiana

SANDEEP SODHI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled417

RIVERSIDE

California

ARCOT DWARAKANATHAN M.D.,F.A.C.E.

Specialist

Claims Filled408

OLYMPIA FIELDS

Illinois

MICHAEL FILI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled404

MIAMI

Florida

WAYNE EVRON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled402

BETHEL PARK

Pennsylvania

JUAN CALDERON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled399

CHULA VISTA

California

OSCAR ORTIZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled389

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

JULIO PITA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled388

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MAL HOMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled384

SAYRE

Pennsylvania

SUSAN STEINER CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled382

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MIGUEL PARILO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled381

DAYTON

Ohio

JEHANARA AHMED M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled381

BEAUMONT

Texas

JOANNE LANGTON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled376

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

HELEN SLONE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled376

MILLVILLE

New Jersey

MICHAEL LIN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled375

SAN GABRIEL

California

LISA WONG MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled374

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JEFFREY RUSSELL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled373

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ZIAD MAMISH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled372

PENSACOLA

Florida

NIRALI PATEL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled371

MODESTO

California

SAMUEL MALAYAN

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled370

GLENDALE

California

MUBASHIR MAHMOOD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled370

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

HAROLD MILLER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled368

HAMMOND

Louisiana