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Prescriber Checkup » CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

2.85M
Medicare Part D Claims
$133M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 292,999 $15.4M
New York 200,111 $8.94M
Florida 188,601 $8.64M
Pennsylvania 160,736 $6.78M
Texas 150,940 $7.07M
Ohio 123,812 $6.67M
Illinois 119,145 $5.63M
Michigan 81,106 $4M
North Carolina 79,774 $3.53M
Missouri 77,356 $3.62M
New Jersey 74,941 $3.72M
Wisconsin 70,628 $3.28M
Minnesota 69,285 $3.79M
Tennessee 68,175 $2.77M
Georgia 65,490 $2.85M
Indiana 65,436 $3.05M
Washington 62,580 $3.23M
Massachusetts 60,097 $2.7M
Virginia 55,236 $2.75M
Iowa 53,615 $2.25M
Kentucky 50,419 $2.14M
Arizona 49,803 $2.77M
Oregon 48,909 $2.33M
Alabama 45,820 $1.56M
Kansas 39,215 $1.74M
Arkansas 38,245 $1.37M
Oklahoma 37,444 $1.58M
Colorado 36,242 $1.88M
Louisiana 35,816 $1.45M
Connecticut 33,485 $1.54M
South Carolina 31,360 $1.3M
Maryland 31,072 $1.64M
Nebraska 28,358 $1.19M
Mississippi 27,291 $958K
West Virginia 22,362 $908K
Utah 17,600 $976K
Maine 16,464 $869K
New Mexico 16,443 $774K
Idaho 15,547 $720K
Nevada 15,280 $721K
South Dakota 13,864 $612K
Rhode Island 13,585 $541K
North Dakota 11,855 $542K
New Hampshire 10,983 $586K
Montana 9,714 $407K
Hawaii 9,292 $559K
Vermont 6,823 $337K
Delaware 5,903 $307K
Alaska 4,514 $163K
Wyoming 3,926 $185K
District of Columbia 2,300 $111K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAJESH PAHWA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled2,796

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,789

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

LYNN STRUCK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,249

DES MOINES

Iowa

JOSEPH FRIEDMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,227

WARWICK

Rhode Island

MARTHA NANCE

Neurology

Claims Filled2,125

ST LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

NEAL HERMANOWICZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,041

ORANGE

California

GEORGE PLOTKIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,793

TYLER

Texas

SARAH MATCHA RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,620

FARGO

North Dakota

NICKLESH THAKUR D.O.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled1,597

SACRAMENTO

California

ALIDA GRIFFITH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,580

KIRKLAND

Washington

ENRICO FAZZINI DO

Neurology

Claims Filled1,571

FOREST HILLS

New York

PINKY AGARWAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,567

KIRKLAND

Washington

DARIO NARRO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,560

WESLACO

Texas

KEVIN KLOS MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled1,524

TULSA

Oklahoma

LESLIE NEUMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,517

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

KAREN BLINDAUER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,501

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

CHERYL WATERS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,478

NEW YORK

New York

LAWRENCE ELMER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,454

TOLEDO

Ohio

ANDREW DUKER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,375

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SHANNON LINDER CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,366

COLUMBUS

Ohio

SARA BATYA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,365

SPRINGFIELD

Oregon

BURTON SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,347

DURHAM

North Carolina

FREDY REVILLA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,338

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RICHARD ZWEIG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,306

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

NENGCHUN HUANG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,292

LOS GATOS

California