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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
WILLIAM WASHINGTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled286

COLUMBUS

Ohio

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled285

TEXARKANA

Texas

MAX MERCADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ROBERT BIESBROECK MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled281

MESA

Arizona

AUSTIN TSAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled281

GREENWICH

New York

JACQUELINE COHN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled280

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

HAILEY HWANGBO NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled280

MONTEBELLO

California

YANCEY HOLMES M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled279

MAYSVILLE

Kentucky

JAMES DE LEON P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled278

LOS ANGELES

California

DIANNE ROLAND MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled275

RINGGOLD

Georgia

GERALDO SAAVEDRA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled274

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

AUGUSTINE ELEJE M.D.

Claims Filled273

EL PASO

Texas

DAVID HANCOCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JULIO PITA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled272

CORAL GABLES

Florida

WILLIAM INMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

AUSTIN

Texas

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled272

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled271

MIAMI

Florida

PETER NUTSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled269

AUSTIN

Texas

ISAIAH PITTMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled268

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

FIRAS AKHRASS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled267

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

CHRISTIAN GASTELUM MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled266

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES PETERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled264

LOUISVILLE

Mississippi

DEWEY BAILEY MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled264

ROANOKE

Virginia

IRINA URUSOVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled262

LOS ANGELES

California

JEFFREY JARRETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled261

TRENTON

Ohio