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LEVEMIR

Levemir is a long-acting insulin medicine for diabetes. It acts like the insulin that your body normally makes to process sugars and fats, and it keeps your blood sugar stable throughout the day. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

959K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 243 of 3238

$274M
Retail Cost

Rank: 89 of 3238

184,972
Patients

Rank: 296 of 3238

91,281
Prescribers

Rank: 253 of 3238

User Reviews of LEVEMIR »

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45%

of people say

it's worth it

32%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 20,158 95,563 $25.3M
Texas 18,316 83,720 $26.3M
California 15,835 75,505 $19.7M
Pennsylvania 7,609 41,787 $10.8M
Georgia 8,162 40,797 $10.8M
New York 6,967 39,573 $9.92M
North Carolina 7,127 38,464 $10.4M
Tennessee 7,792 37,728 $10.8M
Ohio 6,391 33,592 $9.97M
Illinois 6,258 33,254 $9.17M
Michigan 6,485 31,302 $10M
Kentucky 5,138 27,677 $8.93M
Indiana 5,000 26,647 $8.1M
Mississippi 4,103 21,509 $6.43M
Alabama 4,265 21,044 $5.58M
Virginia 3,809 20,856 $6.08M
Oklahoma 3,892 20,047 $6.26M
Missouri 3,487 19,113 $5.5M
South Carolina 3,755 18,887 $5.57M
Massachusetts 3,292 17,691 $5.05M
New Jersey 3,453 16,268 $3.97M
Arkansas 2,566 13,684 $4.06M
Arizona 3,109 13,177 $4.6M
Kansas 2,294 13,063 $3.4M
Iowa 2,083 12,966 $3.82M
Wisconsin 2,117 12,944 $3.5M
Louisiana 2,596 11,889 $3.34M
Maryland 2,613 11,711 $3.47M
Washington 2,223 10,247 $3.25M
West Virginia 1,591 8,934 $2.87M
Connecticut 1,631 8,278 $2.52M
Maine 1,386 8,232 $3.08M
Nebraska 1,236 7,570 $2.02M
Colorado 1,510 7,414 $2.32M
Minnesota 1,125 6,385 $1.77M
New Mexico 1,409 6,215 $1.9M
Oregon 1,137 5,451 $1.67M
New Hampshire 721 4,212 $1.27M
Nevada 914 3,622 $1.13M
Utah 662 3,225 $1.23M
South Dakota 512 3,032 $772K
Idaho 540 2,769 $963K
Montana 506 2,693 $716K
North Dakota 407 2,597 $678K
Rhode Island 458 2,587 $671K
District of Columbia 348 1,531 $394K
Delaware 297 1,324 $384K
Wyoming 229 1,223 $366K
Vermont 182 1,046 $298K
Hawaii 197 920 $288K
Alaska 114 527 $173K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled262

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JOAQUIN MENDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled260

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled259

DUNEDIN

Florida

CARMEL PERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

VORBES ALEGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

DAVID SHARP D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

OMAHA

Nebraska

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled258

WICHITA

Kansas

SAMIRA KHAZRAVAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled257

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

HAITHAM JIFI BAHLOOL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

PETER AULT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

HOPEWELL

Virginia

JUANITA KREISER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled251

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled250

GLENDALE

California

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled250

PLANT CITY

Florida

RICKIE SANDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled247

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled245

AUGUSTA

Georgia

THOMAS EDWARDS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled243

SAN ANTONIO

Florida

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled242

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled241

MIAMI

Florida

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled238

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

FERDINAND RODA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled238

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

ALANDE BREZAULT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

MIAMI

Florida

MILES JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled232

SMYRNA

Georgia

LARRY RUSSELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled232

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

RAJESH VISHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled230

ORANGE PARK

Florida