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Prescriber Checkup » PEN NEEDLE

PEN NEEDLE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

2.41M
Medicare Part D Claims
$91.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 185,962 $6.67M
New York 176,973 $6.72M
Florida 154,886 $5.77M
Pennsylvania 148,995 $5.44M
Texas 146,184 $5.54M
Ohio 120,884 $4.73M
Illinois 108,226 $4.17M
North Carolina 88,824 $3.25M
Michigan 85,894 $3.64M
New Jersey 73,934 $3.16M
Missouri 73,445 $2.7M
Georgia 63,881 $2.35M
Tennessee 63,220 $2.35M
Indiana 62,455 $2.49M
Wisconsin 54,798 $2.18M
Massachusetts 53,010 $2.02M
Minnesota 49,109 $1.99M
Virginia 48,901 $1.8M
Washington 47,604 $1.8M
Kentucky 44,356 $1.6M
Alabama 41,846 $1.51M
Louisiana 41,821 $1.47M
South Carolina 41,579 $1.5M
Connecticut 32,716 $1.31M
Arizona 31,937 $1.2M
Iowa 31,742 $1.19M
Maryland 28,837 $1.23M
West Virginia 25,500 $945K
Oklahoma 24,822 $896K
Arkansas 24,432 $849K
Kansas 21,073 $792K
Mississippi 20,927 $738K
Oregon 20,801 $788K
Nevada 17,921 $714K
Colorado 17,718 $668K
Maine 15,143 $643K
Nebraska 13,655 $518K
New Mexico 12,970 $491K
Hawaii 11,520 $432K
New Hampshire 10,457 $427K
Idaho 10,349 $380K
Utah 9,533 $368K
Rhode Island 8,999 $328K
North Dakota 8,282 $336K
Delaware 7,745 $336K
Vermont 7,025 $275K
Montana 6,458 $238K
South Dakota 5,821 $227K
District of Columbia 3,871 $148K
Wyoming 2,737 $98.4K
Alaska 2,461 $96.8K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
TAMER YACOUB M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled377

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

TRISHA ZEIDAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled376

DAYTON

Ohio

RICHARD BEHAM M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled374

TOLEDO

Ohio

RECAREDO BERBANO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled373

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

ISSA ABEDMAHMOUD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled373

HERRIN

Illinois

SETH CHARATZ D.O.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled371

ROCHESTER

New York

JONATHAN WISE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled370

METAIRIE

Louisiana

RAJESH DESAI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled368

MELBOURNE

Florida

WENDELL MIERS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled368

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

SARVESH RAJAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled367

DU BOIS

Pennsylvania

FRANCISCO CRUZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled366

FREDERICKSBURG

Virginia

LISA WONG MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled366

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JOHN BRUNNER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled365

TOLEDO

Ohio

BRIAN BURTCH M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled365

MENTOR

Ohio

EVA TOTH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled364

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

JEFFREY RUSSELL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled363

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ALLEN KING MD, FACP, FACE, CDE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled363

SALINAS

California

REKHA NUGARAM M.D.,

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled363

COLONIAL HEIGHTS

Virginia

SHERRI SZCZEPANSKI APNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled362

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

TRIKANNAD PRASHANTHKUMAR MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled360

SIDNEY

Ohio

CHRISTY CUGINI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled360

NAPLES

Florida

JULIE O'BRIEN APN, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claims Filled356

PEORIA

Illinois

MUBASHIR MAHMOOD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled356

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

MORRIS BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled356

DAYTON

Ohio

DONNA HARMON NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled355

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts