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LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar levels. This medicine is a long-acting insulin. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

822K
Medicare Part D Claims
$326M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 106,760 $27.4M
Florida 105,194 $23.7M
California 98,628 $22M
New York 74,683 $19.2M
Pennsylvania 67,528 $15.7M
Ohio 58,938 $15.5M
North Carolina 51,953 $13M
Georgia 44,276 $9.94M
Illinois 43,262 $10.5M
Tennessee 42,696 $10.5M
New Jersey 35,078 $8.18M
Michigan 34,566 $9.91M
South Carolina 34,423 $8.42M
Kentucky 33,080 $8.51M
Indiana 32,805 $8.3M
Virginia 30,078 $7.2M
Alabama 28,996 $6.73M
Missouri 26,814 $6.57M
Mississippi 26,529 $6.41M
Oklahoma 25,827 $6.39M
Arkansas 22,216 $5.45M
Washington 19,677 $5.15M
Louisiana 19,308 $4.55M
Massachusetts 19,192 $4.64M
Maryland 17,333 $4.6M
Minnesota 17,092 $4.35M
Arizona 16,959 $4.29M
Iowa 16,664 $3.77M
West Virginia 16,566 $4.46M
Wisconsin 16,519 $4.26M
Puerto Rico 16,498 $2.6M
Kansas 16,425 $3.68M
Connecticut 13,663 $3.89M
New Mexico 12,031 $2.97M
Maine 11,673 $3.47M
Oregon 9,576 $2.48M
Colorado 8,581 $2.28M
Nebraska 8,507 $1.87M
North Dakota 6,043 $1.4M
Nevada 5,794 $1.53M
New Hampshire 5,717 $1.53M
Hawaii 5,350 $1.45M
Idaho 4,992 $1.32M
Utah 4,604 $1.27M
South Dakota 4,173 $884K
Rhode Island 3,603 $816K
Montana 3,115 $701K
Delaware 2,878 $830K
Wyoming 1,500 $357K
Vermont 1,478 $482K
District of Columbia 1,346 $276K
Alaska 616 $157K
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 LEVEMIR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THOMAS DUNCAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LE MARS

Iowa

KENNETH HAMBY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PAWNEE

Oklahoma

JEFFREY HOPLAND M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

BRIAN SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VERSAILLES

Kentucky

ROBERT DEAN D.O.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

ANNE-MARIE LEE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

BUFFALO

Minnesota

E WATTS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VINTON

Virginia

J WIECZOREK MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SIDMAN

Pennsylvania

GAVINO VINZONS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HONOLULU

Hawaii

SHARON MCGARRITY D.O.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

MADHU PAMGANAMAMULA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ODESSA

Texas

WILLIAM LONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CONOVER

North Carolina

VICKY COOKE NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

HIXSON

Tennessee

TAMMY HEDSPETH NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

NASSAWADOX

Virginia

PHONG DANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

STERLING

Illinois

JEFFERY ROTHER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ARDMORE

Oklahoma

JONATHAN TAYLOR DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SIOUX CITY

Iowa

RONALD HUNTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

EDWIN PATRICK SORIANO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ELGIN

Illinois

THOMAS FAUSETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ADEL

Georgia

CLEVIS PARKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ABILENE

Texas

AIDA CASTRO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

SHARON MARTIN MD PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MC CONNELLSBURG

Pennsylvania

MARK CARDINAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WASHAKIE

Wyoming

FREDERICK PELZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee